ABOUT RETHINK ZONING
Due to COVID-19, the City has revised the outcomes expected for Rethink Zoning in 2020. The City is proposing to move forward with multifamily, commercial and industrial zone consolidation but will table major changes, such as new housing types and heights, in single family zones.
What Rethink Zoning is:
These project pages provides information about why the City is undertaking this initiative, what it means to Everett residents, where you can find more information, and how to engage in the discussion and outcomes. Use the "next" button below or the navigation buttons above to learn more about Rethink Zoning.
Why we are rethinking our zoning code:
The current version of the City’s zoning code was adopted in 1989. The world and Everett have changed significantly since that time. By building on the success of Metro Everett, we can continue to make zoning simpler and also protect community values. Since Metro Everett, the City simplified the future land use map, updated the city’s sign code and critical area regulations.
New zones at a glance:
Note: the list below are existing single-family zones. The only change to existing zone boundaries is a consolidation of R-1(A) into R-2(A).
- Suburban Residential (R-S)
- Single-Family Detached Low-Density Residential (R-1)
- Single-Family Detached Medium-Density Residential (R-2)
- Single-Family Attached Medium-Density Residential (R-2(A))
Multifamily Residential Zones:
Local Resource Lands:
- Agriculture (AG) - applies to lands in the Lowell-Larimer neighborhood
- Water Resource Management (WRM) - applies to the city’s watershed properties in the Lake Chaplain watershed
- Public Parks (P) - applies to city public parks, primarily in single-family neighborhoods.