Meeting Monday On Adding 88,000 More Residents To Everett In Next 30 Years

July 27, 2019

Everett

Cruzin to Colby

Can Everett handle nearly 100,000 more people in 30 years?

Can Everett, Washington handle 88,000 (or more) new residents between now and 2050?

On Monday the Puget Sound Regional Council is having an open house to discuss what they call VISION 2050. The open house will be at the Snohomish County Administration Building at 3000 Rockefeller Avenue in downtown Everett.

For Everett they project 88,000 additional people with some PSRC members saying Everett should take more people. You can learn more below and information on the open house is also included if you’d like to give your thoughts on Monday.

The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) has released a draft VISION 2050 plan to help the region get ready for expected growth and would like people to weigh in on the plan.

The draft VISION 2050 describes how the region should grow and preserve what people value about the region – a healthy natural environment, economic opportunity and great communities – and also address affordability, equity, climate change and other challenges.

VISION 2050 lays out policies and actions for guiding growth to create healthy places to live and work, while protecting the region’s forests, farms and open spaces. The plan talks about where cities and counties will encourage more housing and jobs, and how transportation will connect people to where they need to go.

The draft VISION 2050 plan calls for:
• Increasing housing choices and affordability
• Providing opportunities for all
• A strong economy and balanced job growth throughout the region
• Significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions
• Transportation that connects centers and improves mobility
• Growth focused in centers and near fast and frequent transit
• Restoring the health of the Puget Sound
• Protecting a network of open space
Visit PSRC’s online open house to learn more.

The open house on Monday at the County Administration Building in Everett is comprised of two sessions:

Part 1: Afternoon Facilitated Workshop from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Hear a brief overview of VISION 2050 and join in small group facilitated discussions focused on key policy areas.

Part 2: Evening Drop-In Open House from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Drop in to learn about VISION 2050 at your own pace. PSRC staff will give a brief presentation on the draft plan
at 5:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. and will be available to answer questions.

There are also a number of ways to comment on the draft plan:

  • E-mail: VISION2050@psrc.org
  • U.S. Mail: ATTN: VISION 2050 Comment, 1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98104
  • In Person: At an open house
  • Online open house: https://www.psrc.org/draft-vision-2050
  • Public Hearing: September 5, 2019 during the Growth Management Policy Board Meeting
  • Fax: ATTN: VISION 2050 Comment, 206-587-4825



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