Fisherman is the name of a popular Seattle suburb where thousands of acres of land are in dire need of repairs.
In an effort to improve the quality of life, the Seattle Mariners have hired a private contractor to do work on about 1,600 acres of waterfront property, the team announced Wednesday.
The Mariners plan to sell the land and relocate to the suburb of Fremont.
The land is the largest private landowner in the Seattle area and is bounded by Interstate 5 to the west and the Washington State Line to the east.
But the Mariners aren’t the only team that is facing the issue of a waterfront property that is in dire condition.
In September, the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals also had to relocate their stadiums because of the high cost of fixing up waterfront property.
The Seattle Mariners, meanwhile, are hoping to make some money from the land, which the team bought in the late 1990s for $1.2 million.
The team also has been trying to attract tourists to the area, and some of the land is currently being used for public parks and a soccer stadium.
The new plan is expected to cost the Mariners about $150,000 to $200,000 per acre.
But it’s not clear if the Mariners can get a land-use permit for the land that is currently under construction.
“The land is very close to the waterfront,” Seattle Parks and Recreation Director Rick Moulden told the Associated Press.
“We’re not going to do any work on the land.”
The Mariners said the land they plan to purchase is currently about 100 acres and they’re still waiting on a zoning and permitting process from the Washington Department of Ecology to begin.
The agency is planning to begin a planning process in November.