Everett Housing Authority Park District Project

Summary

The Park District, located in the Delta Neighborhood, was previously known as Baker Heights. This 16-acre site, vacant since 2019, is envisioned by the Everett Housing Authority (EHA) for redevelopment into a mixed use and mixed income community.

The project design, led by the Everett Housing Authority proposes 1,500 homes, 20,200 gross square feet of retail/restaurant, 24,000 gross square feet of office, 26,400 square feet of non-profit space, and a 1.5 acre public park.  EHA 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, EHA released a master plan that is now being refined. EHA 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 proposes the following:

  • Comprehensive plan amendment
  • Planned development overlay
  • Development agreement
  • Street reconfiguration (vacation/dedication)

Application Materials and Supporting Documents

The Everett Housing Authority submitted a set of application materials in August 2023 and submitted updated materials in November 2023 and February 2024.

Park District ApplicationChecklist, and Information Booklet
Comprehensive Plan Amendment (Exhibit A.5)

Planned Development Overlay:

Supporting Documents:

What's Next

Planning Commission held a public hearing on February 20, 2024, to consider the comprehensive plan amendment and planned development overlay for the Park District Development.  After presentations, commission discussion, and public testimony, commission made a motion to continue the public hearing to March 5 at 6:30 PM in City Council Chambers.  

City Council consideration of the comprehensive plan amendment, planned development overlay, development agreement, and street vacation is anticipated in March 2024.

Planning Commission Public Hearing

Final Environmental Impact Statement 

Full Final Environmental Impact Statement (30mb pdf) 

Determination of Significance

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 16-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). 

We have identified the following areas for discussion as part of the EIS:  Earth, Water Resources, Air Quality/Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Noise, Biological Resources, Land Use/Plans and Policies, Housing, Aesthetics/Light and Glare, Historic/Cultural Resources, Transportation, Public Services, Utilities, and Socioeconomics and Environmental Justice.

Public Comments

Written comments on the proposal can be submitted by email to ystevens@everettwa.gov or by mail to:  CPED / Yorik Stevens-Wajda, Planning Director / 2930 Wetmore Ave., Suite 8A / Everett, WA 98201.

  • Written comments will be provided to the planning commission in their packet on February 20, 2024. 
  • Verbal comments may be provided to the planning commission at their meeting on February 20, 2024.
  •  Comments provided to the planning commission will also be forwarded to the city council during their consideration in February and March 2024.

Comments Received

Project Briefings

City staff and the project team have provided regular briefings to the planning commission and city council:

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