8b. Memo

Fishermen’s Terminal ADA Compliance Project

AGENDA MEMORANDUM                        Item No.          8b 
ACTION ITEM                            Date of Meeting      March 22, 2022 

DATE:     February 18, 2022 
TO:        Stephen P. Metruck, Executive Director 
FROM:    Melinda Miller, Director, Real Estate Portfolio & Asset Management
Pete Ramels, General Counsel 
Julie Yun, Capital Project Manager 
SUBJECT:  Fishermen's Terminal ADA Compliance Project Construction Funding Request 
Amount of this request:                 $850,000 
Total estimated project cost:          $1,190,000 
Request Commission authorization for the Executive Director to proceed with the Construction
of the Fishermen's Terminal ADA Compliance Project (C801198/U00658) in the amount of
The Port of Seattle entered into a settlement agreement on October 5, 2020, to address alleged 
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) related deficiencies at the Fishermen's Terminal parking lot
area south of the Fishermen's Center Building. The required minor or non-structural alterations
improvements relating to the number of accessible spaces and routes, and the height and
visibility of signage, were completed within 120-days of the effective agreement date by Marine
Maintenance through 2020 expense funds. Other required alterations such as regrading, filling,
demolition, reconstruction, or other significant remediation to address remaining ADA-related
issues are required to be completed by October 5, 2022. The project team has developed a 90%
Design and permit submittals are currently under agency review. 
This request would allow staff to proceed with the Construction and deliver on Port commitments
per the settlement agreement by October 5, 2022. 
This project is driven by the settlement agreement committing the Port to deliver structural
improvements at Fishermen's Terminal to comply with ADA code. 

Template revised January 10, 2019.

COMMISSION AGENDA  Action Item No. 8b                                  Page 2 of 4 
Meeting Date: March 22, 2022 
Furthermore, this project would help improve safety and maintain Port assets to support the
Port's Century Agenda objectives under the following strategies: 
Position the Puget Sound region as a premier international logistics hub. 
Responsibly invest in the economic growth of the region and all its communities. 
Advance this region as a leading tourism destination and business gateway. 
Diversity in Contracting 
Design development has been performed through Port's Infrastructure Indefinite Delivery
Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) consultant contract. The M/WBE goal for this contract was set at 18%
and the current diversity in contracting utilization for the Service Directive is at 16% .
Construction Services for this project will be contracted through Port Construction Services (PCS)
Small Works Contracts. This project anticipates utilization of a Port-wide Asphalt Paving &
Striping On-Call Contract, which is currently in the process of being executed. Diversity in
Contracting Goals are not established on PCS Small Works Contracts as historically there are
opportunities for WMBE firms to prime. As such, no Diversity in Contracting goal has been
established. However, Diversity in Contracting along with CPO will ensure outreach to WMBE
firms to encourage them to bid. 
Scope of Work 
Scope of work under this project are: 
(1)   Develop design and specifications, conduct project outreach, and develop construction
(2)   Apply for permits. 
(3)   Construction implementation. Planned work includes sidewalk/roadway demolition
and reconstruction, pavement overlays, pavement markings, signage installation, and
Commission design authorization               2021 Quarter 2 (complete) 
Design start                                       2021 Quarter 2 (complete) 
Commission construction authorization          2022 Quarter 1 
Construction start                                2022 Quarter 2 
In-use date                                       2022 Quarter 4 
Cost Breakdown                                     This Request           Total Project 
Design                                                           $0               $300,000 
Construction                                              $850,000               $890,000 
Total                                                           $850,000              $1,190,000 

Template revised June 27, 2019 (Diversity in Contracting).

COMMISSION AGENDA  Action Item No. 8b                                  Page 3 of 4 
Meeting Date: March 22, 2022 
Alternative 1  Delayed/No Action 
Cost Implications: Potential reduced costs for avoided work but potential for increased costs
related to enforcement of Settlement Agreement. 
(1) Preserve Port capital funding and resources for other priority projects and financial
(1) Would not comply with the Port's agreement to address ADA concerns. 
(2) Could potentially increase safety risk to customers and visitors. 
This is not the recommended alternative. 
Alternative 2  -  Proceed with construction of the structural improvements  as proposed, 
contracting through Port Construction Services small works contracts. 
Cost Implications: Requires allocation of $850,000 in the Capital Plan. 
(1) Comply with the Port's agreement to address ADA concerns within the committed
(1) Limited temporary construction impacts. 
This is the recommended alternative. 
Cost Estimate/Authorization Summary              Capital        Expense           Total 
Original estimate                                 $1,500,000         $30,000      $1,530,000 
Previous changes  net                                   $0         $10,000         $10,000 
Current change                                 ($350,000)              $0      ($350,000) 
Revised estimate                                $1,150,000         $40,000      $1,190,000 
Previous authorizations                            $300,000         $40,000        $340,000 
Current request for authorization                  $850,000               $0        $850,000 
Total authorizations, including this request       $1,150,000         $40,000      $1,190,000 
Remaining amount to be authorized                    $0             $0             $0 

Template revised June 27, 2019 (Diversity in Contracting).

COMMISSION AGENDA  Action Item No. 8b                                  Page 4 of 4 
Meeting Date: March 22, 2022 
Annual Budget Status and Source of Funds 
This project has been included in the 2022 Plan of Finance under C801198 FT ADA Compliance at
an estimated total project cost of $1,492,000. The expense portion ($40K) was funded through 
the 2020 and 2021 maintenance operating budgets. 
This project will be funded by the Tax Levy. 
Financial Analysis and Summary 
Project cost for analysis              $1,190,000 
Business Unit (BU)                  Maritime Portfolio Management 
Effect on business performance    Depreciation will increase by $48K per year, thereby
(NOI after depreciation)             reducing the NOI by the same amount. 
IRR/NPV (if relevant)                No incremental revenue. The NPV is the present value of
the project cost. 
CPE Impact                       N/A 
Future Revenues and Expenses (Total cost of ownership) 
(1)   Presentation slides 
April 15, 2021             Commission authorized Design funding 
September 22, 2020     Commission authorized Settlement Agreement for Accessibility
Improvements at Fishermen's Terminal 

Template revised June 27, 2019 (Diversity in Contracting).

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