37 Spots City of Everett Rejected For Low Barrier Housing

October 27, 2016

Everett, Everett Government

Editor’s Note 10/27/2016 9:30 PM: An earlier version of this story said there were 24 sites. The actual number is 37. There’s a glitch on the city’s website with the list. All 37 locations are listed here. LD

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Click to expand the table of 12 sites rejected.

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Another 12 sites rejected for various reasons.

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13 sites rejected by the City of Everett

MyEverettNews.com first reported on a location the City of Everett was considering for low barrier housing back on May 10th of this year.

Since that time the city has moved forward on plans for that site including signing an exclusive agreement with Catholic Housing Services to negotiate the development and operation of the low-barrier housing project.

The project site is on city-owned property on Berkshire Drive just east of Evergreen Way in central Everett.

In the briefing papers to the city council the city administration says negotiations with Catholic Housing Services have not substantively begun and an environmental review is now required to move the project forward at what the city calls the preferred alternative for the first low barrier project in Everett.

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The favored site is on Berkshire behind the Peking Duck and Jiffy Lube east of Evergreen Way.

Many people in the neighborhoods surrounding the proposed location have spoken out about the plan to locate the project in an area so close to single family homes. On October 4th the city held a public workshop about the plan which was met with strong opposition and expressions of frustration on all sides.

On Wednesday November 2nd, the Everett City Council will be getting a briefing on the next steps and will be asked at its following meeting on November 9th to designate via resolution the proposed property as the preferred location and allow an environmental review.

As part of the council briefing papers the City has provided a list of 37 low barrier housing locations that had been considered and then rejected for various reasons including inadequate size, price, location issues and ownership constraints. You can see the address list by clicking on the photos above and you can click here to see the resolution and briefing papers being provided to the Everett City Council for consideration.

Public comments are taken at the beginning of each city council meeting with people given 3 minutes to speak. The City of Everett says there will be an opportunity for public comment on the resolution during both meetings. (November 2nd and November 9th)


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