The proposed action includes construction of a mixed-use commercial/residential development, shoreline and habitat restoration, and rehabilitation of a former, mostly industrial site. The proposed Master Plan includes the construction of up to 900,000 square feet of mixed commercial use; 200,000 square feet of hotel space; and up to 1,400 residential units (multi- and single-family). The ultimate mix of uses constructed will be determined by market demand and the land use capacity of the site (type, location, and size of uses and structures, and infrastructure capacity).
The proposal includes the adoption of appropriate zoning amendments, and approval of a Planned Development Overlay Zone and Development Agreement for the proposed Master Plan by the Planning Commission and City Council that will be consistent with the SMP and the Comprehensive Plan. The Development Agreement will include a conceptual master plan, development footprint, permitted uses, zoning and design standards, required improvements, mitigation conditions, and other development requirements such as required timing/phasing of public and private improvements. The Development Agreement will also include processes for amending the conceptual site plan, including criteria for what constitutes major and minor amendments. The proposal includes: (1) the issuance of shoreline substantial development and other local, state and federal permits for construction of the Master Plan; (2) various real property and street vacation actions by the City of Everett (the City); (3) public works and public amenities improvements and permits; and (4) related agreements and authorizations to implement the project.
A Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was issued on December 21, 2007, and a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was issued on June 11, 2008. On November 24, 2008, the City issued an Addendum to the Riverfront Redevelopment EIS. On March 25, 2009, Everett City Council approved an Ordinance rezoning Everett Riverfront District properties and approving a Planning Development Overlay (PDO) Zone and Development Agreement for the OliverMcMillan Development.
On January 8, 2010, the City issued a second Addendum to the Everett Riverfront Redevelopment FEIS to address the Riverfront Public Amenities Master Plan. The 30-day public comment period ended on February 8, 2010. On March 4, 2010, the City issued Addendum No. 3 to the Everett Riverfront Redevelopment FEIS to address new information regarding the Wetland and Stream Compilation and Review Report. The Board of Park Commissioners recommended approval of the Plan at their March 9, 2010 meeting. On March 31, 2010, City Council adopted the Public Amenities Master Plan.
Council approval allows those critical early phase projects which include trail connections, 3 acre park development, wetland and habitat enhancement projects to move into the permitting and design phase.
If you have any questions on the proposal or would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact Dave Koenig at 425-257-8736 or Mary Cunningham at 425-257-7131.