City Council Hearing Wednesday On Removing Supportive Housing Option From Single Family Zones

December 1, 2019

Everett Government

This field in the Port Gardner neighborhood is at the center of the zoning discussion.

In what is expected to be a busy night the Everett City Council will hold a public hearing on Wednesday to consider the Planning Commission’s recommendation to remove Supportive Housing options from single family zones within the Everett, Washington city limits.

The Planning Commission says it would only affect 4 areas in the city as Supportive Housing would still be allowed in multi-family zones.

The hearing will precede a vote by the city council on the issue. Back on June 12th the city council put a moratorium on Supportive Housing development in single family zones. This was in reaction to Housing Hope coming to terms with the Everett School District on property in the Port Gardner neighborhood to be developed into housing for families experiencing homelessness with kids enrolled in the Everett School District.

The ordinance being considered would also update the definition of “Supportive Housing”. You can click here to see the changes being considered by the council.

The City Council meeting begins at 6:30 PM Wednesday night in the council chambers at 3002 Wetmore in downtown Everett. The public hearing is the 10th item on the agenda.

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