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March 19, 2019

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Everett Police Seek Tan SUV In Fatal Pedestrian Hit And Run

Editor’s Update 6:00 PM: The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim in this case as 56-year-old Halford D. Fisher of Everett, Washington.

This in today from Everett Police on a fatal hit and run that happened on March 11th in front of the Home Depot at Airport and Evergreen.

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Image from City of Everett traffic camera after the crash.

At about 9:20 p.m. on March 11th, an adult male was walking eastbound across Evergreen Way at Airport Rd in the crosswalk. He was struck by a northbound vehicle which then left the scene. The victim was found unconscious and transported to a local hospital where he later died from injuries sustained in the incident.

Witnesses describe the vehicle as a tan, early 2000’s SUV, similar to a Chevy Tahoe or Suburban. The SUV hit the man, backed up, then drove around him to flee northbound on Evergreen Way. Detectives believe damage to the SUV should be obvious, but not substantial.

Traffic Safety detectives continue investigating and ask the public for help to identify the vehicle and driver.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Everett Police Department TIP LINE at (425) 257-8450 or Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 1-800-222-TIPS.



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March 18, 2019

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Swift Green Line Between Everett And Canyon Park Begins Service Next Week

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There is no public parking or park and ride lot at the Boeing stop in Everett.

Community Transit is throwing a party just prior to launch of their new “Green Line” next Sunday. Here are the details.

KIRO 7 traffic reporter Tracy Taylor will emcee the Swift Green Line Grand Opening celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 24 at McCollum Park, 600 128thStreet SE in south Snohomish County. Community Transit’s second bus rapid transit line will officially begin service at noon with a VIP ride departing from the event.

Congressman Rick Larsen, Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers and State Senator Marko Liias will be among the local dignitaries speaking at the event. There will be music, food trucks, caricature artists, giveaways and other activities at this free public event. Student artists from Cascade High School will be on hand to autograph copies of their artwork that was created for the event.

The SwiftGreen Line is Community Transit’s second bus rapid transit line. Construction on the 12.5-mile project started in 2017 between the Canyon Park Park & Ride in Bothell and the new Seaway Transit Center near Boeing Everett. The agency’s first BRT line, the Swift Blue Line, began service in 2009 along Highway 99 between Everett and Shoreline and is the agency’s most popular route.

Swift Green Line buses will run every 10 minutes on weekdays, and every 20 minutes early mornings, nights and weekends. Passengers pay their fares at Swift stations located about three-quarters of a mile apart, and can board through any of three doors. These features combine with transit signal priority at intersections to reduce about a third of the travel time as regular local buses.

The Swift Green Line will connect with the Swift Blue Line at Highway 99 and Airport Rd., creating a high-frequency, high-capacity transit network. With stations at Airport Rd. and 100th St., the SwiftGreen Line will also serve the new Paine Field Airport passenger terminal.

More information about the Swift Green Line can be found at www.communitytransit.org/SwiftGreen.

Community Transit is responsible for providing bus and paratransit service, vanpool and alternative commute options in Snohomish County. The agency is building a network of Swift bus rapid transit lines with Swift Blue Line along Highway 99 and the Swift Green Line between Canyon Park/Bothell and Boeing/Paine Field opening on March 24.



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March 17, 2019

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Lots Of Economic Activity Targeting Empty Sites In South Everett

Some activity is in the early planning stages, while other businesses are about ready to open. Here’s what we found from a weekend wander through the City of Everett’s online permitting portal: (click on photos to enlarge)

We were the first to show you the new sign for Judd and Black at the former location of Circuit City at 510 SW Everett Mall Way. According to their Facebook page the Grand Opening is set for this Friday the 22nd at 11 AM.

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Judd & Black reopens in Everett this week!



Things are in the pre-planning stage and very much subject to change but a Bellevue Developer is proposing to tear down the K-Mart at 8102 Evergreen Way and put up 359 apartment units spread over five buildings. McDonald’s and the DaVita Kidney Center would not be affected.
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This is the proposed layout for the apartments being considered at the old KMart site.

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The store has been empty since the fall of 2014



The former Albertson’s Grocery at 6727 Evergreen Way may soon become a Big Lots location. Over the past several weeks crews have been removing all of the interior fixtures and there are permit applications for a remodel of the building into a Big Lots currently under review with the City.
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This would be a larger space for Big Lots which currently has an Everett store at 7725 Evergreen Way



We told you about this one a while back but it looks like things are moving forward to take the former Denny’s Restaurant at 8417 Evergreen Way and convert the space into mixed use with retail units and a Panda Express Restaurant and Drive thru.
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The layout as presented in a recent sign application.

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The building sits in front of the Sunrise Inn.



One project that appeared to be stalled is the development of the old Village Restaurant at 8525 Evergreen Way. The building closed after a fire in 2011 and has been something of an eyesore and problem property for the City over the last few years. At one point the City considered it as a location for low barrier housing but that idea was dropped. Plans have been underway since 2017 to tear down the existing building and put in a Burger King Restaurant. Utility permits have recently been approved so that project may soon be moving forward.
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This building has been empty for the last 7 years.



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March 16, 2019

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Evergreen Way Closed By Fatal Crash

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The crash investigation will continue into the work week.

Editor’s update 11:00 AM: Everett Police PIO Aaron Snell tells MyEverettNews.com the crash involved a Subaru going southbound on Evergreen and a Toyota headed northbound. The driver of the Subaru has been arrested and is expected be booked into the Snohomish County jail later today. The driver of the Toyota was pronounced dead at the scene. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death and release the identity of the victim. Snell says the investigation is ongoing.

Editor’s update 10:08 AM: All lanes of Evergreen Way have reopened.

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Police and firefighters at the scene of the crash

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An Everett Police traffic detective talks with patrol officers at the scene.

A head-on crash at 108th and Evergreen Way about six o’clock this (Sat) morning has shut all but one lane of Evergreen Way in south Everett.

Northbound traffic is being diverted at 112th and southbound traffic is down to one lane while Everett Police Traffic Detectives investigate the crash.

The grey car was going south and the white car going north when one crossed over the center lane into the other. One of the drivers died at the scene. The other is okay.

We will update when we get more information from Everett Police.

The latest estimated time for all lanes to reopen was 9:30 AM.



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March 15, 2019

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Everett Police Recover Pound Quantities Of Meth And Heroin

Everett Police posted the following update on their Facebook Page Friday afternoon. We’re passing it along here for those who don’t subscribe to that platform. Solid investigative work takes drugs off the streets… In 2017, a 30 year-old woman was convicted for possessing stolen firearms and dealer quantities of drugs seized from her Everett home. […]

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March 15, 2019

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Public Comment Period Open For Second Clean-up At Kimberly-Clark Site

Word in yesterday from the City of Everett that the Department of Ecology is accepting public comments on a plan for a second cleaning at the site of the former Kimberly-Clark plant on the Everett waterfront. To get a full idea of what is happening here are some links: Click here for the link to […]

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