If there is a will, there is a way | Letter
Editor, The Beacon:
Below is my response to Mayor Jennifer Gregerson regarding her comments about the "environmental challenges" of an over-water structure [“Mayor’s response: Why over water isn’t a good idea,” The Beacon, Letters, page 4, April 30]:
The Boeing pier was planned mostly "under the radar" away from public scrutiny. My feeling is if the "partners" that made this over-water facility a reality (city of Everett, Port of Everett, Boeing, Tulalip Tribes, etc.), and got the land re-zoned for a commercial/industrial purpose, then there is recent development precedent established for an over-water structure.
The old Tank Farm pier that will be removed sits at about a 30 degree angle to the shoreline, which apparently took advantage of the shallowness of the sea floor in that area. I believe it could be expanded in width to provide most of the parking/staging area, as well as the docking facility.
Former Mayor of Mukilteo