Public Comment Period Opens For Everett Low Barrier Housing Project

January 5, 2017

Everett Government

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The favored site is on Berkshire below the fire training facilityand east of Evergreen Way.

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If you want an on the record comment about the project now is the time to get involved. Click above to see timeline.

Public comment is about to be accepted and the City of Everett is sending out letters to more than 1200 homes and businesses in the area planned for Everett’s first low barrier housing project.

The SEPA review process clock has started. It calls for public notification and comment on how the proposed 70 units of housing will affect the neighborhood. Catholic Housing Services filed a Land Use Application last Friday December 30th. The proposed location for the 70-unit supportive housing facility at 6107 Berkshire Drive.

This facility will provide permanent housing and on-site supportive services for the chronically homeless. The proposed building will be 4 stories tall and have 21 off-street parking spaces. In conjunction with the SPU application, a 3 lot short subdivision application has been submitted by the City of Everett to divide this proposed facility from the City’s reservoir and Fire Department’s training facility.

Click here to review all of the documents related to the application and the short plat of the project area.

Here is a letter from Mayor Ray Stephanson that is being sent out today outlining the ways people can comment now. The letter also contains some updates on the plans moving forward.

If you would like to find out more information regarding this proposal or would like to be added to the mailing list, contact the city at 425-257-8731.  If you would like to comment on this proposal, email

Once the city releases the final SEPA determination people opposed to the ruling can appeal to the hearing examiner. After a public hearing conducted by the hearing examiner, opponents could file an appeal of that to the Snohomich County Superior Court. There has been a lot of opposition to the project by neighbors in the area.

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