2 Long Awaited Everett Projects…Downtown Hotel, South End Chevy Dealership…Moving Forward

September 24, 2014

Everett, Everett Economy

proposed Courtyard by Marriott

Proposed Courtyard by Marriott at Colby and Wall Street in downtown Everett

Touchstone Development from Seattle has pulled their permits and opened a construction office in downtown Everett to begin work on a long-delayed Courtyard by Marriott hotel at the corner of Wall and Colby. Halvorson Construction Group in Kirkland has opened an office in downtown Everett and is on site. Financial challenges led the Everett City Council to give a total of 11 extensions to Touchstone. The two sides have been working on the project since 2008. Here’s a statement sent out today by Touchstone…

We’re excited to move forward with the City of Everett on this important project and picking up our permits is one step closer to transforming this key location for downtown Everett. Adding a new downtown hotel will further energize Comcast Arena and will provide lodging for visitors to the Everett aerospace cluster. The hotel’s sweeping views of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains and convenient access to I-5 will make the venue popular with weekday business travelers and weekend leisure travelers alike.

Project Facts

· Developer: Touchstone (Seattle-based commercial real estate developer)

· Location: Southeast corner of Colby Avenue and Wall Street in downtown Everett

· Description: The 160,000 sq. ft. (eight stories) Courtyard by Marriott hotel features 156 guest rooms, meeting space, a hotel restaurant and three levels of underground parking.

· The project will also include 4,300 sq. ft. of leasable retail space


With regard to the car dealership in south Everett…

Everett Chevrolet

It appears new Chevrolets will again be available in Everett.

The empty lot that was home to Everett Chevrolet at 7300 Evergreen Way will also undergo re-development this fall. The Harnish Auto Family of Puyallup has applied to build a 26,000 square foot Chevrolet dealership with 420 parking spaces. The lot has been empty for several years after General Motors began closing Chevrolet dealerships across the country during the recession. The new automobile dealership should alleviate the hit to Everett’s retail sales tax revenue when Mazda of Everett moves out of the city limits next month.

The project is in the comment phase at the city’s planning department and permits have not yet been issued, but if all goes according to schedule, construction is expected to start in November.

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