Public Comment Period Open On Turning Former Everett K-Mart Into 430 Apartments

August 29, 2020

Everett Economy


This was the original proposed layout for the apartments being considered at the old KMart site.

K Mart

McDonald’s and DaVita Kidney Center would stay but this building would be demolished.

The City of Everett has set a deadline to submit comments about a plan to turn the former K-Mart store at 79th and Evergreen Way into 430 apartments.

We first told you about the plan in May of 2019. At that time the developer was looking at 359 apartments. Here is the latest information from the City of Everett Planning Department and notice of written comment deadline of September 11th with a public hearing set for October 1st.

Project Description: Applications have been submitted for a proposed multiple-family development and associated site improvements. The proposed project contains 5 new multi-family buildings with a total of 732,477sf of gross area including structured parking located at the ground floor of each building and a 9100sf rec center.

The project will consist of 430 apartments, ranging from 1-bedroom to 5-bedroom units, with 327 covered and 361 uncovered parking spaces. Open space areas are proposed throughout the site for residents including a dog run, community garden, and play areas. Access to the multiple family development will be from 79th Pl SE and Evergreen Way. The existing site is currently developed with three commercial buildings, two of which are actively operating and proposed to remain: a McDonald’s restaurant and Everett DaVita Dialysis Clinic. The vacant third building has an approximate footprint of 135,000sf and will be demolished.

Public Comment Period: Applications for the proposed project were submitted to the Office of Community, Planning, & Economic Development on November 5, 2019, January 17, 2020, and February 26, 2020. Written comments on the applications and DNS are solicited and must be received at the Office of Community, Planning, and Economic Development, 2930 Wetmore Avenue, Suite 8-A, Everett, Washington by September 11, 2020. Any person may comment on the applications and request a copy of the decision(s) once made. Appeals must be filed within fourteen days after the notice of the decision.

Public Hearing: The project includes several land use applications that require a Public Hearing and determination by the Hearing Examiner including a variance request from frontage improvements Notice of Application and Public Hearing and Optional DNS SEPA Notice: Four Corners (VAR19-002), short subdivision (SS19-007), transportation demand management plan (TDM20-004), design review (REVI20-004), and a landscape modification (REVI20-009). The hearing will be held virtually at 9am on October 1st, 2020 using Microsoft Teams. The project will be required to be consistent with all applicable development regulations and the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Information necessary to analyze this proposal are on file with the Office of Community, Planning, & Economic Development and may be reviewed online at If you have any questions about this proposal, please contact Kelsey Heyd at 425.257.8731 or for information.

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