Proposed pier site plan
Photo by Waterfront Construction
Photo by Waterfront Construction

Emerald Landing Piers and Wharf/Pile Repair

2157 North Northlake Way, Seattle, WA
CLIENT: Emerald Landing, LLC

The sustainable fishing company Aleutian Spray Fisheries owns and operates Emerald Landing, a cargo terminal located on the north shore of Lake Union. ASF is one of the few remaining cargo terminals that service the commercial fishing industry and cargo vessels within the waters of Puget Sound and the City of Seattle.

The site has operated as a cargo terminal since the early 1970s. The 200,000 SF site includes approximately 90,000 SF of submerged land in Lake Union. An existing concrete bulkhead and wharf were built in the '70s and currently provides commercial vessel moorage. ASF owns and operates a fleet of 12 vessels that spend four months a year in Seattle undergoing maintenance, repairs, and provisioning to prepare them for work in the Bering Sea. The vessels range in size from 60’ to 300’ and are currently moored at three different dock facilities in the Seattle area.

During the winter of 2014-2015, Waterfront Construction is undertaking the repair of 104 existing wharf support steel pilings by encasing them with concrete grout to stop any further corrosion and restore the safety of the wharf for operations. 

In order to improve dock operations and the servicing needs of their fleet, ASF proposes to expand their commercial moorage by building two new finger piers for a total of six berths at the site. The new piers would be fixed, built to service the large vessels (between 80’ & 240’), and would allow for direct access to the vessels without excessive maneuvering or rafting.  This scope is currently under review by the city of Seattle and the Army Corps of Engineers.


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