Neighbors In Everett’s Port Gardner Neighborhood Pushing Back On Metro Everett

July 30, 2018

Everett, Everett Government

Metro Everett

These signs have been springing up in the Port Gardner neighborhood

Expect a full house at the first Everett City Council public hearing on the Metro Everett plan Wednesday night.

The third item on this week’s council agenda is: (3) Public Hearing on Historic Overlays and Metro Everett Plan and Development Regulations.
Residents who live in the Norton-Grand historic overlay have expressed concerns to both the planning commission and the city council regarding the Metro Everett plan and say they need a buffer between the proposed heights that would be allowed in the Metro Everett plan and their neighborhood.

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Folks in the overlay say this is an example of their concern. Click photo to enlarge.

The group has formed a dedicated page on their website nortongrandhistoric.com to demonstrate their concerns over what they call a “canyon-effect” where current homes will be overshadowed by new development.

They say they are also concerned with increased density, decreased parking requirements and other features of the Metro Everett plan they believe will harm their neighborhood.

Everett City planners have developed a memo for council members they say addresses the concerns and explains how the regulations will work with the Historic Overlays. Here is that memo.

Metro Everett Planning Memo_CC_MetroHistoric_7-18-18

The city council meeting is set for Wednesday August 1st at 6:30 PM in the Everett City Council chambers at 3002 Wetmore. The meeting will be aired on the city’s website and on the local cable channels from Comcast and Frontier.



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