Rethink Zoning Library

Zoning and Development Code

You can find the latest draft code chapters for Rethink Zoning below. The first column, labeled "Chapter Summary", summarizes the changes from existing code provisions if the draft code chapters were adopted. It is recommended that you read the chapter summaries first. 

The full text of the draft codes is found in the second column. This is the language that would be considered for adoption following public hearings and action. Maps associated with the respective chapter are found in the third column to make it easy for the reader to find. 

The final column identifies when the chapter was last updated. Chapters will change to reflect input from the public, planning commission, city council or other city staff. 

Chapter SummaryDraft CodeAssociated MapsLast Updated

Chapter 1, Introduction to the Unified Development Code (UDC)n/a06/29/20
Ch. 2 (Effect & Applicability) SummaryChapter 2, Legal Effect and ApplicabilityContract Rezones Repealed
Contract Rezones Retained

Chapter 3, Zoning Districts and MapsZoning Map
Ch. 4 (Definitions) SummaryChapter 4, Definitionsn/a06/25/20
Chapter 5, UsesZoning Map
Street Designation Map
On-line Interactive Map
Land Use Map Changes
Ch. 6 (Lot & Bldg Placement) SummaryChapter 6, Lot and Building Placementn/a
Ch. 8 (Residential Standards) SummaryChapter 8, Residential Standardsn/a06/25/20
Ch. 9 (Multifamily) SummaryChapter 9, Multifamily Standardsn/a05/12/20
Ch. 12 (Bldg Form) SummaryChapter 12, Building Form & DesignGateway Corridors06/25/20
Ch. 13 (Specific Uses) SummaryChapter 13, Specific UsesAdult Retail
Drive Through Areas
Ch. 17 (Airport-Port-Navy) SummaryChapter 17, Airport-Port-Navy Compatibility OverlayAirport Compatibility
Port-Naval Compatibility 
Ch. 22 (Heights) SummaryChapter 22, HeightsHeights (8 1/2" x 11")
Heights (24" x 36")
Industrial Waterfront Heights
Ch. 24-27 (Land Division) SummaryChapters 24-27, Land Divisionn/a05/15/20
Ch. 28 (Historic) SummaryChapter 28, Historic ResourcesNorton Grand Historic Overlay
Riverside Historic Overlay
Rucker Grand Historic Overlay
Ch. 29 (Planned Development) SummaryChapter 29, Planned Development Overlayn/a06/17/20
Ch. 30 (Flood) SummaryChapter 30, Flood Damage PreventionFEMA Flood Mapping Products05/29/20
Ch. 31 (Institutional Overlay) SummaryChapter 31, Institutional Overlay Zonen/a06/30/20
Ch. 33 (Streets, Sidewalks) SummaryChapter 33, Streets and SidewalksStreet Designation Map06/05/20
Ch. 34 (Parking) SummaryChapter 34, Off-Street Parking (Partial Amendment)Metro Everett Parking (8 1/2" x 11")
Metro Everett Parking (24"x 36")
Ch. 35 (Landscaping) SummaryChapter 35, Landscapingn/a06/26/20
Ch. 36 (Signs) SummaryChapter 36, Signs (Partial Amendment)n/a07/01/20
Ch. 38, (Nonconformities) SummaryChapter 38, Nonconformitiesn/a05/29/20

Chapter 39, General Provisionsn/a07/01/20
Ch. 40 (Fences) SummaryChapter 40, Fencesn/a07/01/20
Ch. 41 (General Requirements) SummaryChapter 41, General Requirements and Authorityn/a05/29/20
Ch. 43 (SEPA Policy) SummaryChapter 43, Environmental Policy (SEPA)

Local Project Review Procedures

Title 15 of the Everett Municipal Code addresses the procedures for review of land use applications. Originally adopted in 1996 and updated in 2001, the procedures have been redone to make them easier to follow. Changes to existing procedures are identified in the Title 15 Summary document.

Comprehensive Plan Amendments

Rethink Zoning is not intended as a revision or major update to the comprehensive plan. Some minor changes to the Land Use Designation map and other parts of the Comprehensive Plan are still necessary. Here are the amendments being considered:

Plan AmendmentAssociated MapsLast Updated

Chapter 4, Land Use Map Changes (with corresponding zoning map changes)Land Use Map6-8-20

Background Documents

The following documents have been presented to the Planning Commission and/or City Council

Rethink Zoning Maps

Rethink Zoning Toolkit

Rethink Environmental Review