Sidewalks on residential streets are constructed by one of the following:
1. Local Improvement District – A Local Improvement District (LID) provides a way for property owners to get together to pay for street and alley paving, sanitary sewers, street lighting underground wiring, and in some situations sidewalks.
2. Private consultation – Projects can include right-of-way improvements as required in EMC 13.68.
3. Hire a licensed and bonded contractor and pay the full cost for the sidewalk construction. Everett Municipal Code (EMC 13.80) requires a permit for construction work in the right of way and the work must be performed by a licensed and bonded contractor.
Even though it is usually the abutting property owner that hires the contractor and pays to have the sidewalk constructed, a consortium of residents in the area can do the same.
Also see the Sidewalk Construction PDF for more information.