The city of Everett is getting close of putting through the following zoning changes and it may affect those that live near Everett Community College (EVCC) and Providence Everett Medical Center.
Everett Community College Master Plan Amendments
Proposal: Comprehensive Plan amendments, rezones, and Master Plan amendments for existing college properties and expansion areas east and west of Broadway, including the College Plaza Shopping Center, Oswald Army Reserve Center, and former Topper Motel site. For the area east of Broadway: Comprehensive Plan amendment from 4.4 (mixed use commercial – multi family) to a 2.2 (college/universities) and a rezone from B-2 (community business) to B-2-1 (institutional overlay). The Reserve Center and other properties in the expansion area would not be rezoned until the properties are acquired by the College. For the area south of the existing campus and west of Broadway Comprehensive Plan amendment from 4.4 (mixed used commercial – multi family) 2.2 (college/universities) and rezoned from B-2 (community business) and R-2 (single family) to R-2-I (institutional overlay).
Proponent: Everett Community College
Location: 200 Tower Street Everett WA, 98270
Personal Opinion: Good thing. Why? The rezoning will allow for Everett Community College to keep up with today’s educational demand as Snohomish County grows and to become a viable option for a 4 year institution. Also, anyone familiar with the area to the east of Broadway can attest to the areas decline and adding the additional college facilities can make north Broadway more attractive.
Providence Everett Medical Center
Proposal: Comprehensive Plan amendment from 2.2 (colleges/universities) 2.4 (hospitals), and a rezone from R-2 to R-2-1 (institutional overlay) The master plan would allow a Central Utility Plant along the north side of the property, which currently used for parking, an athletic field and activity buildings for Everett Community College. The proposal includes construction of the 3,900 sf Central Utility Plant with four main functions:
– An emergency generator electric plant,
– Cooling towers,
– A boiler plant (for heat), and
– A medical gas center
An earth berm would be constructed along the north side of the Plant, adjacent to the residential area.
Proponent: Providence Everett Medical Center (PEMC) 1321 Colby Ave, Everett WA 98201
Location: 1815 13th Street Everett, WA 98201
Opinion: Good and bad thing. Why? If the rezone goes through, residents will have a better equipped hospital in the north end. Providence will be able to serve the Snohomish County community will more and better services. The drawback is in the surrounding neighborhoods, there will be more noise for local residents through construction as well as the noise generated by the Power Plant (I do not know the db rating on how loud it will be).
Where can comments be submitted too?
Comments can be written or emailed into:
City of Everett Planning and Community Development Dept.
2930 Wetmore, Ste 8A
Everett, WA 98201
You can also leave some comments here but they will not be forwarded onto Dave Koenig. For a complete list of the City of Everett’s amendment plan can be view at the city’s website or by clicking here.