As part of Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s vison to revitalize Everett’s Waterfront, the City of Everett is pleased to announce it reached an agreement between a Mooring company to bring boating access to Everett.
“The agreement is a significant moment for Everett,” Mayor Carlo DeMaria said. “This is another representation of the continued growth we are driving toward for the waterfront. We have realized the value of having a waterfront and carefully planned to bring new options for Everett residents and visitors in Greater Boston.”
Moorings are permanent anchors in the water, which is a more economical way to keep boats in the water and an alternative to the traditional marina.
The city’s Planning and Development Department budgeted $51,270 with GEI Consultants, which is the final step to building the mooring field in the Malden River. After the consultant completes the design work, the city will hold a mooring lottery. Boat owners will then provide their own mooring and hire a contractor to place it to the city’s specifications.
“This is an exciting opportunity for the City of Everett. It sheds a light on Everett’s waterfront from a recreational standpoint. For a long time, Everett has been known as mostly commercial waterfront and to now have the ability to have recreational boaters utilize this area is a great thing,” Everett Fire Chief and City Harbormaster Tony Carli said.
The result of a recent study of the waterfront that was commissioned by the City of Everett’s Planning Department, concluded that approximately 40 to 50 moorings for boats up to 25 feet long could be placed in the Malden River. As part of the contract, GEI will prepare the layout for the amount of boats that will be stored in the river.
According to Chief Carli, the goal is to have the mooring field operational by the 2021 boating season.
“It’s very exciting because due to COVID there’s been a huge increase in recreational boating activity, so it couldn’t be a better time to activate the mooring field,” Chief Carli said.