January 24, 2015
Cascade High School reorganizes track and cross country coach positions
Coach Steve Bertrand says, “I look forward to years of continued service.”
In a joint announcement today, Cascade High School Principal Cathy Woods and District Athletic Director Robert Polk introduced Bill Hull as the head coach for Cascade’s cross country program. In both head coach and assistant coach roles, Hull has coached cross country for 26 years. He also teaches fitness at Cascade High. He assumes full leadership of the cross country program when the season begins in August.
Woods and Polk confirmed that the reorganization of coaches opens up resources for other changes. “We will be recruiting female assistant coaches for cross country to strengthen the girls’ participation on the team,” said Polk. “This is good for students.”
In the reorganized cross country coaching structure, Steve Bertrand will be an assistant coach. He will also serve as an assistant coach for Cascade’s track program this spring, a position he accepted after resigning from the position of head track coach.
Coach Bertrand said today of the reorganization, “I would like to thank Superintendent Gary Cohn, Cascade Principal Cathy Woods, and Everett Coaches’ Association President Rachel Zupke for their time and attention. I am pleased that I will be able to continue to work with kids. I am very appreciative and humbled by the support from this community, and I look forward to years of continued service.”
On Wednesday, the City of Everett signed off on the revised development agreements that will allow the Port of Everett to move forward on the Waterfront Place Development. Today the Port revealed they already have a waiting list for potential apartment renters and also gave us some idea of what the rents may be. They likely will be market rate which currently appears to range from $1100.00 a month for a 600 square foot apartment to $1625.00 a month for a 2 bedroom – 2 bath apartment at 1000 square feet.
For a more complete update here’s a press release issued today by Lisa Lefeber at the Port of Everett.
Everett, Wash. – On January 21, the Everett City Council gave the green light to the Port of Everett’s new, $360 million mixed-use Waterfront Place Central development.
The City’s decision concludes the public process for approving the project, which will create a new community where people can live, work, shop, relax and find entertainment. The project includes 15 new public gathering spaces, up to 660 housing units, two waterfront hotels, at least 10 fine and casual dining restaurants, and 662,000 sq. ft. of commercial, retail and marine sales and services.
The project brings $33 million in public infrastructure funded by the Port’s capital improvement plan, plus immediate opportunities for private developers anticipated at $330 million. At full build out, the project will support more than 2,000 jobs and $8.6 million in new tax revenue for the city.
“With the approval from the City, we will be launching our Waterfront Place Central project Friday as part of our exhibit at the Seattle Boat Show, and we anticipate issuing the first solicitation for a private developer in March,” said Terrie Battuello, the Port’s Chief of Business Development. “We are working toward securing developers in 2015, and plan to be under construction with the first phase in 2016.”Fisherman’s Harbor (pictured left), the first phase of the Waterfront Place Central development, is located on 5.56 acres adjacent to West Marine View Drive. This district will be a year-round hub of activity that includes 204 apartment units 120 room hotel, five commercial buildings and numerous retail and waterfront restaurant spaces. The key public features of this area include: a continuous public trail, floating activity barges, a dock walk for visitors to get down to touch the water, a large park that will pay tribute to our international seaport, and a small boat course.
“The Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place will be a premier attraction, and will transform the way residents and visitors engage with one of our city’s greatest assets – our waterfront,” Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson said. “The Council’s approval of the project is an important step forward in revitalizing our harbor, creating family-wage jobs, and building a vibrant new neighborhood on the Puget Sound.”
The approval came on the heels of the O’Connor Consulting Group’s Housing Demand Study that found a strong market demand for the project’s proposed housing units in the Greater Everett area. O’Connor determined that the strong employment base, growing aerospace presence and younger population would drive demand at market rents for this project.
“Our study of projected demand found current and prolonged vacancy rates well below equilibrium, signaling a direct demand for new housing in the Waterfront Place Central development,” said Brian O’Connor, principal with O’Connor Consulting Group. “It is not often that an opportunity to develop waterfront property with the amenity of a marina presents itself. This development has a significant upside.”
Some highlights from the housing study include:
- Everett has historic vacancy levels at 2.6%; vacancy under 5% is considered under supplied
- The need for housing in Everett will exceed the amount supplied by Waterfront Place Central
- Amenities and improvements planned for the Port of Everett’s 65-acre site produce a highly desirable neighborhood with spectacular views and water and recreation access.
- O’Connor says the new neighborhood and rare waterfront location boasts quick access to the downtown and to arterials ranging from Seattle to the Eastside
- The housing development opportunity supports rents with a weighted average of $1.70 per foot indicating it is a commercially viable market opportunity for private developers
- The majority of Everett residents (51% as of 2010) are renters
- The median household income in Everett was at $46,540 in 2013 and it is expected to increase to $53,585 by 2018. This suggests an income growth of 2.86% per year
- The top tapestry segment in the Greater Everett area are individuals in their late-30s (15.6%)
The Port of Everett already has a wait list for people interested in housing units in Waterfront Place Central. If you are interested, you can call 425.259.3164 and ask to be added to the list.
Enrollment Event Allows Everett Residents to Ask Questions about Health Plans and How To Sign Up for Coverage
WHAT: Washington Alliance for Health Advancement is hosting a health insurance enrollment event in advance of the Feb. 15 deadline to get enrolled. Trained enrollment experts will be available to help people without health insurance understand the health plans and financial help that are now available.
WHEN: Saturday, January 24, 2015
10:00am – 2:00pm
WHERE: Everett Community College
(Gray Wolf Hall 166/168)
2000 Tower Street
Everett, WA 98201
WHY: Washington Healthplanfinder, located at wahealthplanfinder.org, is a customer-friendly online marketplace where individuals, families and small businesses can make side-by-side comparisons of health insurance plans and choose the plan that best fits their needs and budget. Individuals making up to $46,680 and families of four making up to $95,400 a year are eligible for financial help to lower the costs of their coverage. More than 85% of people who signed up for a new health plan on Washington Healthplanfinder got financial help to pay for their plan. Free and low-cost plans are available.
Everett and Marysville area drivers should prepare for a weekend closure of the southbound State Route 529 Snohomish River Bridge
The closure starts at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26. Southbound drivers should use I-5 during the closures. Local access to Smith Island locations will be available via the 4th Street/Tulalip exit.
During the closure contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will continue to make adjustments to the new machinery installed as part of a special bridge repair project completed in October 2013. The new equipment is used to raise and lower the bridge drawspan.
In the Puget Sound area, drivers can get real-time traffic information on their phone with the WSDOT traffic app, by tracking the WSDOT traffic Twitter feed, and get advanced information from the What’s Happening Now page.
January 22, 2015
Hello Bite Me Cupcakes FANS! AS Kim and Jason’s passion of baking has brought wonderful relationships and experiences with so many people throughout Everett, Snohomish County and the Puget Sound Region, our Love and Calling for Early Childhood Education is now allowing us to transition to the wonderful world of Youth Education and Learning! We have closed the bakery and want TO THANK EACH and EVERY ONE OF YOU for your support and positive experience as Life is Meant To Be Sweet! As we will post updates on this page as well we hope that ALL OF YOU have a Prosperous 2015 and as we all say: GO HAWKS!!
January 22, 2015
“It was a great job by a veteran pilot,” said Paine Field operations manager Bruce Fisher. He was describing the landing of a small twin engine aircraft that reported to the tower his front gear would not come down. That call came into Paine Field shortly after 10:30am. Paine Field and Everett Fire units were standing by but the pilot, who was the lone soul on the plane, made a perfect landing. The runway will be closed for about an hour while the plane is towed away. Fisher told MyEverettNews.com there was minimal damage to the aircraft.
January 21, 2015
The shooting of a man at an apartment on West Casino road Wednesday afternoon marks the third shooting in three weeks in the city of Everett.
On January 6th, a man was shot in the 2600 block of Lombard. Police say a lack of cooperation has hampered that investigation.
On January 17th, a man was shot in the 7700 block of Beverly Lane. Police say the victim did not have a lot of information on who may have shot him.
Tonight (January 21st), a man was shot at the Candlewood Apartments in the 1000 block of West Casino road. That investigation is currently ongoing.
The shootings have occurred in north Everett, central Everett and south Everett and police say there is no particular pattern to the three events. In case you’d like to know what types of crime are happening in your neighborhood there is a tool that can help you find out. A little less than a year ago, Everett Police announced that people living in Everett could visit a website called CrimeMapping.com that shows what crimes have been reported in different areas of the city. The website allows residents to analyze interactive maps of recent crime activity near any address. Users can learn about crime in their area by selecting crime types and date ranges to generate their own reports.
When they rolled out the program last February Everett Police Captain Greg Lineberry said, “We want citizens to be an involved partner in our efforts to reduce crime. Awareness of what occurs in the community and keeping everyone informed of crimes and crime trends is a proven and effective crime fighting strategy. SNOPAC police agencies are using this community-oriented policing initiative to improve communications and understanding between citizens and their law enforcement agencies.”
- Go to www.crimemapping.com
- Select Washington State
- Select your local police agency or Snohomish County Sheriff
- “Zoom” or “Click then Drag” to display the desired section of the city
- Click on “Crime Types” and select/deselect crimes of interest
- Click on “Dates” to modify dates reported (default is one week)
- Click on “Address” to center and set a radius for a specific address (format as 3002 Wetmore, Everett, WA)
- Click on any icon on the map to get more detailed information about the reported incident (agency incident number, date and description of the call)
- Click on “Receive Crime Alerts” and fill in the next page to receive crime alerts around a specified address
- Click on “Help” at top of page for more detailed instructions
The CrimeMapping.com website for Everett does take some getting used to but can be helpful in seeing what’s happening in your neighborhood. Who knows? You may even spot a trend you can pass along to authorities.
January 21, 2015
UPDATE 9:00pm: Everett Police Spokesman Aaron Snell tells MyEverettNews.com that detectives are still following up with witnesses and there likely won’t be any new information until morning.Shortly before 5:00pm Everett Police received a call of a man possibly shot at an apartment building at 1022 W. Casino Road. When officers arrived they determined there was a victim. He’s been transported by paramedics to Providence Regional Medical Center. According to Everett Police Spokesman Aaron Snell his condition is unknown and patrol officers and detectives are at the apartments conducting the investigation which is in its very early stages.
More information as we get it.
January 20, 2015
January 19, 2015