EVERETT, WA, Dec. 26, 2018 (Local News) -An empty expanse of gravel yawns on the Everett waterfront, where generations of workers once toiled in a thrumming paper mill.
There are new signs that industry could stir back to life at the former Kimberly-Clark site.
The Port of Everett, and at least one potential rival, are in talks to buy the 66-acre property from the paper products manufacturer. Kimberly-Clark looks to be doing its part to make something happen. The company in November applied for permits to clean up the site, a step toward resolving a legal standoff with the city of Everett.
“We are actively negotiating a purchase and sale agreement for the acquisition of the site,” said Lisa Lefeber, the port’s chief of policy and communications. “We are working on acquiring the property to balance the various interests for the waterfront.”
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