Public Comment Opening For Supportive Housing Project On Broadway

MDNS

Comments about the project’s impact will be accepted through August 10th by the City of Everett

The City of Everett has issued a proposed Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance (MDNS) on a supportive housing proposal submitted by Hopeworks, an affiliate of Housing Hope.

This proposal calls for the addition of a five-story building north of HopeWorks Station I at 3331 Broadway across from Compass Health.

Sara Haner of Housing Hope tells MyEverettNews.com via email that this is not the same type of housing as the low barrier housing planned by the City of Everett at Evergreen Way and Berkshire.

HopeWorks Station II is not considered low barrier housing, as onsite drug use is illegal and will not be tolerated. Another key difference is that each unit is connected to workforce training opportunities. We feel that a home isn’t enough to help people escape poverty; they also need job skills and career pathways out of homelessness and poverty.

Hope Works

An artist’s rendering of phase 2 in the 3300 block of Broadway.

Opening in 2019, HopeWorks Station II will be home to 65 affordable housing units, new food service social enterprises, and a culinary training academy that will provide job skills and life skills training to residents throughout Snohomish County. HopeWorks Station is poised to offer casual dining, café and meeting room amenities, and places for community to meet, greet, eat and gather. The new building will also be a local and international leader in energy efficiency, featuring solar panels, energy-efficient equipment and community and tenant education to ensure this will be a sustainable resource and a model. HopeWorks Station II is slated to break ground in late 2017.

MyEverettNews.com has covered some of the activities of HopeWorks Station I which includes CafeWorks. Here is more from the HopeWorks website

The development of the HopeWorks Station campus began in 2014 with the acquisition and renovation of a two story-building located at 34th and Broadway in the growing Everett Station District, just two blocks from the newly renovated transit station.

HopeWorks Station I is home to our three existing social enterprises and our staff offices. Travelling north on Broadway Ave., our well-kept, green landscaping designed by GroundWorksCafeWorks barista using espresso machine catches your eye amidst the many industrial buildings. Our street-front windows showcase an alluring array of home furnishings and decor for sale at ReNewWorks. As you wander in search of the perfect vintage dinner table, the sound and smell of fresh brewed coffee stirs your senses and draws you over to CafeWorks; the café serves drinks, pastries, and sandwiches. All three of these social enterprises not only offer great products and services; they also provide job training and supportive services for individuals facing barriers to employment. To date, HopeWorks Social Enterprises has trained over 70 interns for careers in retail, food services, landscaping, and more.

The public comment period for this project runs from July 26th – August 10th. Teresa Weldon is the contact. You can reach her with questions or comments by calling 425-257-7281 or email: tweldon@everettwa.gov.


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