Delta Neighbors Want More Info On Big Apartment Complex Next To Jackson Park

April 4, 2018

Everett, Everett Government

Editor’s Update: The public comment period has been extended to April 30th.

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Not many people have seen the proposal notices.

At tonight’s Everett City Council meeting two members of the Delta Neighborhood Association asked the city council to consider allowing more time for public comment about a large apartment project planned next to Jackson Park.

A developer based in Bellevue wants to build 201 multifamily apartment units. 45 of the units would be low barrier housing along with supportive services for those tenants. The development plans call for nine buildings on a little more than six acres. There would be 320 parking spaces, landscaping, open space and recreation amenities.

According to the management services plan for the low barrier portion of the project the Riverview Apartments will consist of 201 units of affordable housing: 32 one-bedrooms, 42 two-bedrooms, 72 three-bedrooms, 47 four-bedrooms, and 8 five-bedrooms. Three of the apartment homes included in the total above will be common area units available and designated for occupancy by full-time property management or service provider personnel. The Sponsor is obtaining financing through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC) and the Washington Status Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC). With these funding sources, Riverview I has been able to establish very affordable rents that are restricted and available to households who earn no more than 60% of area median income. Twenty percent (20%) of the 3, 4, and 5-bedroom apartment homes will be reserved for households with four or more household members. Separately, as mentioned earlier, another 20% of apartment homes will be reserved for households with at least one member who has a disability.

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A copy of the post card sent out to neighbors within 150 feet of the development.

In their concerns expressed to the council the Delta Neighborhood representatives said they weren’t opposed to the project but the notice to the neighborhood was lacking. The comment period for the project is listed as March 30th through April 13th but the next meeting of the Delta neighborhood is scheduled for April 17th. The developer was required to send out postcards to neighbors within 150 feet of the property boundaries but Jackson Park covers a large majority of that square footage so many neighbors are unaware.

Allan Giffen of the planning department told the council he would reach out to the developer and see if they would be willing to extend the public comment period and work with the Delta neighbors.

You can see the full Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance here which contains the requirements the developer will have to follow in order to obtain final approval for the project.

Also of interest may be the Management Service Plan which outlines the operations of the low barrier housing units within the proposed development along with plans for housing veterans and those with disabilities.



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