Long-term Strategic Plan
Commercial fishing activity at Seattle’s iconic Fishermen’s Terminal generates $450 million in business revenue annually, and nearly $40 million in state and local taxes. As part of the Century Agenda, the Port established the goal of doubling the size of the commercial fishing business cluster anchored by Fishermen’s Terminal.
The Long-Term Strategic Plan developed in collaboration with Port planning staff lays the groundwork for short (two years) to long term (ten years) intensification of this 26- acre industrial maritime property. Building upon key leasing parameters, future economic impact, and with the input of a technical committee of active fishers; the Long-Term Plan identifies site program characteristics, public access and mobility recommendations, district parking strategies, opportunity sites as well as mixed industrial building prototypes. The Plan, adopted by the Port Commission in April 2016, led to the quick issue of a Phase 1 Development Program RFP to redevelop a “gateway site” transforming an underutilized former bank building. The Plan also deals head on with issues of low industrial vacancies, economic displacement, and puts together a set of strategies to support the long-term health of Seattle’s maritime economic cluster.