With the opening of the Hampton Inn on West Marine View Drive and construction finally underway of a Courtyard By Marriott in downtown, it seems Everett is in the middle of a mini hotel boom. Now it appears there are more name brand hotels coming to Everett. In reviewing recent building permit applications it looks like two different developers are in the early stages of planning new hotels on either end of Broadway.In north Everett a plan has recently been filed to remodel and expand the shuttered Best Inn Motel at 1122 Broadway and convert it into a Red Lion Hotel. The permit application was just filed on June 10th by IHB Architects of Kent and appears to be in the very early planning stages. At the other end of Broadway in south Everett an extended-stay hotel is planned on the east side of Broadway just south of 75th street. The official address would be 7707 Broadway and it looks like there would be 124 suites. It’s being developed by West 77 Partners of Bellevue and would carry the WoodSpring Suites brand.
No word yet on when actual construction will start on either of the new hotel projects or when they may open but we’ll keep watch and let you know what we discover. Meantime, construction has started on a new storage facility at the location of the old Olympic Boat Center at 8407 Broadway next to I-5 and progress can really be seen now on the new Chevrolet dealership in the 7400 block of Evergreen Way. Land is also being cleared for 82 new homes proposed at the site of the old Jazwieck’s Golf Train in the 7800 block of Broadway.