Rethink Zoning was multi-year initiative to update and simplify the City’s zoning code. The previous version of the City’s zoning code was adopted in 1989. The world and Everett have changed significantly since that time.
On November 4th, the Everett City Council approved the package of Rethink Zoning amendments to the comprehensive plan and Everett Municipal Code. The adopted codes and other background documents can be found in our Rethink Zoning Library. Maps can be found in our Maps library. The adopted codes and maps will be effective on November 24, 2020.
The first phase of Rethink Zoning has been completed with the City Council's approval of the plan and code amendments on November 4, 2020. Due to COVID-19, amendments to single-family zones, including zone consolidation and new housing types, was put on hold. These discussions will resume with Rethink Housing in late 2020 and the first half of 2021. At that time, additional amendments may move forward in "Rethink 2.0".