In addition to the alternative plan there is also an addendum to the draft and final supplemental environmental impact statements. It addresses impacts to the site that were not envisioned when Kimberly-Clark was in full operation. One revelation shown on page 5, section 2, is that the Kimberly-Clark employee parking lots on the east side of West Marine View Drive would revert to zoning that would allow apartments to be built there if those parking lots are not used by the new Kimberly-Clark property owners within two years.
It’s worth noting that at the Everett City Council meeting on October 10th, Tim Nord, from the Washington State Department of Ecology, predicted it would take three years just to adequately clean the upland portion of the Kimberly-Clark site for development, (Nord’s time-frame does not include the waterfront portion of the property). That could mean apartments may come to the neighborhood. The City of Everett planning department has prepared a chart of height restrictions on page 16 of the addendum.
The City of Everett is encouraging residents and anyone else interested, to attend the public meeting Tuesday night and provide input. Once the meeting is over, the planning commission is expected to endorse a final alternative plan and present it to the Everett City Council who would then make a final decision on the types of uses to be allowed at the Kimberly-Clark site. That will only come after the council holds its own public hearing. Click here to view all of the Central Waterfront Planning Area documents on the city’s website.