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Everett Housing Authority Park District Project
The Park District, located in the Delta Neighborhood, has commonly been known as Baker Heights. This 12-acre site, vacant since 2019, is envisioned by the Everett Housing Authority (EvHA) for redevelopment into a mixed-use and mixed-income community.
Early designs from the Everett Housing Authority propose 1,500 homes, some of which would be senior housing, 14,200 square feet (sf) of retail and/or restaurant space, 28,500 sf of amenity space, and recreation and open space for the site. EvHA is working towards a phased 10-year design and construction process, consistent with a ten-year goal cited in their 2020-2029 Strategic Plan.
In March 2022, EvHA released a master plan that is now being refined. EvHA staff and consultants are in regular conversations with city staff to build an understanding of city requirements and further develop their project proposal. Development of this site will require a Planned Development Overlay (PDO) and a development agreement, which includes action from the City Council. This process allows the city to balance community benefits, development regulations specific to the development, project phasing, and impact mitigation through a comprehensive negotiated agreement.
The City Council received a briefing on November 9, 2022 that may be reviewed here: 14694 (everettwa.gov).
The city issued a Notice of Application and Determination of Significance and Request for Comments on Scope of Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a proposal to transform its Baker Heights site in North Everett into the Park District, a 15-acre planned development with up to 1,500 mixed-income housing units, retail, neighborhood amenities and open spaces. The City has determined this proposal is likely to have a significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is required under RCW 43.21C.030 (2)(c) and will be prepared. The comment period ended on February 22, 2023. A Scoping Report and Summary, including all written comments, can be viewed at this link. A full transcription of the scoping public hearing can be viewed at this link.
We have identified the following areas for discussion as part of the EIS:
- Water Resources
- Air Quality/Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- Biological Resources
- Land Use/Plans and Policies
- Aesthetics/Light and Glare
- Historic/Cultural Resources
- Public Services
- Socioeconomics and Environmental Justice
The graphic below shows a draft schedule for the land use review process. It is a working document and subject to change.
- Email Project Manager Jennifer Gregerson to add your name to the list of interested parties or share your feedback or questions about the project.
- Attend community meetings: find out more here: The Park District Community Outreach (theparkdistrictoutreach.com)
- Everett Housing Authority will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement.