Final Amendments For Metro Everett Plan Available For Public Review

August 24, 2018

Everett Government

Metro Everett

Big changes in density, parking and allowable uses are being finalized.

The City of Everett has released the final information and detail on the Metro Everett Plan.

City Council will hold a final public hearing and then vote on several ordinances that cover everything from historic overlays to building heights, parking requirements to clinics and social services. That will happen Wednesday night (Aug 29) at 6:30 PM in Everett City Council Chambers at 3002 Wetmore Avenue in downtown Everett.

Here’s more from the city along with the links to the amendments proposed and suggested language to explain how the city council arrived at their final recommendations.

Thanks to everyone who have participated in the Metro Everett planning process. After 24 meetings of the planning commission, 10 briefings with city council, 4 open house events, review by 7 different citizen-advisory bodies, presentations to neighborhood groups and services clubs, the City Council will hold their final, scheduled public hearing on August 29th at 6:30 p.m.

The Council reviewed potential amendments to the planning commission’s recommendations at their meeting on August 22nd. From that discussion, the Council asked for amendments covering these areas:

  • New policy to review historic overlays to add additional protections
  • Reduce heights along Rucker and Pacific, north of 32nd to 5 – 7 floors
  • Increase upper floor stepbacks at the rear of buildings which abut a residential zone
  • Add design standards for the rear of buildings that abut a residential zone
  • Two options to prohibit clinics and social services in Metro Everett (total prohibition or prohibition on ground floor of most downtown streets)
  • Change in zoning along the south side California, east of the Public Utility District, to the alley east of Cedar
  • Changes to off-street parking reductions for multi-family, including transit frequency and setting a minimum of 1 parking space per unit

To read the specific language of these amendments, you can click here.

We invite your continued participation and input. Please send your comments to, or attend the hearing on August 29th.

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