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Rethink Zoning/Housing

Posted on: July 21, 2020

Public hearing on Rethink Zoning Aug. 18

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On July 21, the Planning Commission agreed to move forward with a public hearing on Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m. regarding proposed amendments to the City's Comprehensive Plan and Municipal Code. Due to COVID-19, the hearing will be held online.

Rethink Zoning is moving forward after more than 50 public meetings and events over a two-year period. The draft amendments are now available for public review and comment, with a public hearing before the City’s Planning Commission scheduled for Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m. 

What is proposed? 

Rethink Zoning includes amendments to the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Municipal Code. Here are some links to find out more:

  • Summary and highlights of the plan and code amendments. Click here.
  • Table of contents of the code amendments, with hyperlinks to code chapters. Click here
  • Rethink Zoning library - all chapters, chapter summaries, maps and presentations. Click here

How do I find out changes to my property?

Planning staff have created an online interactive map that allows you to find out what zoning is applied to your property now and what is proposed. Click here for a short YouTube video of how to use the online map, and click here for the map. More information about the specific code amendments can be found in the links above. If you still have a question, you can either use the online form here or send an email to planning@everettwa.gov

How can I provide my input?

Due to COVID-19, the Planning Commission meeting will be conducted remotely. Go to the Planning Commission web page, everettwa.gov/PlanningCommission, to find out how to participate in the meeting. You can also send your comments by email to planning@everettwa.gov. If you prefer to send in a hard copy of your comments, please send them to the City of Everett, Planning Office, 2930 Wetmore Ave., Suite 8-A, Everett, WA 98201. 

If you are interested in seeing what others are saying about Rethink Zoning, go to our get involved web page and scroll down to the public comment tracker. 

What happens next?

After the public hearing, City planning staff will review the input and provide recommendations to the Planning Commission for their consideration. In September, the Planning Commission will be asked to provide a recommendation to City Council, who will conduct their own set of briefings and public hearings before taking action. The schedule for City Council consideration is expected to be in late September through October, 2020. 

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