History on the Move

History on the move

On July 13, 2016 the historic Weyerhaeuser Building built in 1923 will be on the move for the third time; this time to become a vital element of the Port of Everett's Waterfront Place Central mixed-use development.

Catch history in the making. Join us for a community viewing event at Grand Avenue Park on the bluff above the Port of Everett Marina beginning at 11:45 p.m. on July 13 to 2 a.m. on July 14. The building is set to begin its move at approximately 12:01 a.m. on July 14. Coffee and cocoa will be served while supplies last.

This relocation is a major part of the Port's $330 million, mixed-use development project known as Waterfront Place Central. The Port's development project is more than just a large scale real estate venture. The intent of the project is to provide jobs and access to the waterfront. The strategy is to unify the marina and surrounding property as one economic unit to create a sustainable and unique commercial, recreation and residential community. 

When fully realized, the Waterfront Place Development is expected to support 2,075 family-wage jobs. The project's private development will generate $8.6 million annually in state and local sales taxes; in addition to the temporary construction jobs, sales tax and building permit revenues.

The iconic building will be the featured attraction at the new Boxcar Park, located within the Esplanade District at the water's edge. Considered a jewel of the development, this relocation brings history to life, re-opening the building for community use in the 2020 timeframe. The plan calls to utilize the historic structure as a marina clubhouse and a new outdoor performance venue. Special formal plantings that recall the historic landscape of the 1920s will frame the Weyerhaeuser Muse at the site.


On April 19, the Port Commission awarded a nearly $1.1 million contract to Everett-based Nickel Bros. to relocate the iconic building from its current location in the Port of Everett South Marina to the Port's new Boxcar Park. The contract includes: Read More...



Because of the Weyerhaeuser Building's prominence and significance in the history of Everett, the Port's gesture of putting it in an important public gathering space is an important factor in the City's Development Agreement. This project answers the goals expressed by the community in 2005: Read More...

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