Comment Period Open On Housing Hope Proposal To Change Zoning In Port Gardner

September 20, 2019


This field is at the center of the zoning discussion.

A public comment period has started on a proposal by Housing Hope to change the zoning at the location of a former school play field from single family to multi-family.

The location in the 3600 block of Norton has generated a lot of controversy as the plan would bring a development that would provide housing to students and their families experiencing homelessness in Everett. Here’s the legal notice published today by the City.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Everett Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposal further described below at 6:30 PM in the William E. Moore Historic City Hall, 3002 Wetmore Avenue in Everett, on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the City of Everett SEPA Responsible Official, after review of an environmental checklist and other information regarding this amendment, issued a Determination of Non‐Significance (DNS) on this proposal. Issuance of the DNS is a determination that there will be no probable significant adverse environmental impacts from the proposal and that a detailed Environmental Impact Statement is not required.

Proposal: An application by Housing Hope to amend the Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map from Single Family to Multifamily, and the Zoning Code Map from R‐1 (single‐family attached low‐density residential) to R‐3 (multiple‐family, medium‐density).

Location: A 3± acre parcel (00541500300200) located on the west side of Grand Avenue in the 3600‐block, with Norton Avenue abutting the west property line. The property is owned by the Everett School District and leased to Housing Hope and is currently an informal grass field.

A copy of the proposed amendment, environmental checklist and DNS are available from David Stalheim at the Planning Department, 2930 Wetmore Avenue, Suite 8‐A, Everett, WA 98201, or by visiting the city’s website at‐Plan‐Docket‐Cycle or call (425) 257‐8731.

Any comments on the determination of non‐significance must be submitted in writing to David Stalheim during the fourteen (14) day period ending October 4, 2019.

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