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 Development Agreement includes 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 also includes processes for amending the conceptual site plan, including criteria for what constitutes major and minor amendments.
City Council will hold a public hearing to take public testimony on the proposed amendments to the approved plan for the Simpson and Eclipse Mill portions of the site, including the Residential Design Guidelines, access and street standards, lot widths, and lot area. City Council will make a decision at their meeting scheduled on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers located at 3002 Wetmore Avenue in Everett.
Commments may also be submitted in writing to Mary Cunningham, City of Everett Planning and Community Development, 2930 Wetmore Avenue, Suite 8A, Everett, WA 98201 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments previously submitted to Planning Commission have been provided to the City Council.
Addendum No. 5 to the FEIS was issued on January 2, 2014. It addressed the proposal by Polygon to make amendments to the Development Agreement. Addendum No. 4 to the FEIS was issued on October 3, 2013. It addresses new information related to proposed fill heights on the Simpson Pad, secondary fire access to the Simpson Pad, and agreements related to actions to be taken to ensure no net loss of wetland functions surrounding the Simpson Pad.
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. Since 2008, the City has issued four Addenda to the Everett Riverfront Redevelopment FEIS to address new information.
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.