ASCE COPRI Seattle Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 05:30 PM

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The COPRI Seattle Chapter is excited to announce the upcoming monthly technical presentation and social event. We are pleased to welcome and Elise Gronewald, P.E., PMP from the Port of Everett and Nathan Watson, P.E. from KPFF Consulting Engineers as the speakers for our March meeting. Elise and Nathan will be discussing the Port of Everett's Norton Terminal Redevelopment which is the first new cargo terminal constructed on the west coast since 2009.

This will be a hybrid event with a dinner and presentation at the Seattle Public Library.  Beer or wine will be available for purchase at the event.  The presentation is also available via Zoom (Zoom instructions will be provided thru Brown Paper Ticket purchase through link below).  Event cost is $65 and $5 for in-person and Zoom participants, respectively. 


Port of Everett Norton Terminal Redevelopment (& MTCA Interim Action Clean-up) of the Former Kimberly-Clark Mill Site

This presentation will describe the integrated environmental cleanup and redevelopment that the Port of Everett pursued to revitalize a waterfront brownfield site into productive maritime industrial use within 3 years of acquiring the property.  The former Kimberly-Clark pulp and paper mill was closed in 2012, and the Port purchased the Site in 2019 to redevelop as a new 35-acre maritime cargo handling yard to support their adjacent marine terminals, with the terminal pavement doubling as a site wide environmental cap under an amended Agreed Order.  The Terminal Grand Opening occurred in December 2022.  This presentation will provide an overview of the entire project, while focusing on some unique project design/construction challenges associated with redevelopment on this complex waterfront site.

Presenters will be Nathan Watson & Elise Gronewald, who served as project managers from the consultant and owner sides respectively.  Nathan is a principal at KPFF Consulting Engineers, and Elise is a project manager for the Port of Everett.

Elise Gronewald, P.E., PMP 
Project Manager - Port of Everett

Nathan Watson, P.E.
Principal - KPFF Consulting Engineers

Important Times

5:30 pm Social Hour
6:30 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Presentation*
*Zoom Meeting will begin at 7:00 pm


Seattle Public Library
Wright/Ketcham Meeting Room
1000 Fourth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104-1109