Metro Everett Plan to reshape
downtown in final stages to passage
EVERETT — August will be a busy month for city planners as the Metro Plan goes through its final shakedown before the City Council.
The plan, which encompasses a little over one square mile downtown and around its border, would modify all street parking regulations, condense the zoning code to three simple types and makes many other changes.
The city’s planning commission did most of the heavy lifting for reviewing the code, which has its own binder culminating from a three-year review process.
One item City Council members may scrutinize is allowing medical clinics on the first floor of buildings. Medical clinics, by federal definition, include methadone clinics. That comes up Aug. 8.
August’s schedule is:
Aug. 1: A briefing and public hearing regarding the Norton-Grand historic overlay, which neighbors oppose modifying.
Aug. 8: A briefing and public hearing on clinic/social services.
Aug. 15: A briefing and public hearing on changes to off-street parking as well as zoning along Cedar and California streets.
Aug. 29: Public hearing on the ordinances with a final council adoption vote expected to follow.
The City Council meets Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at 3002 Wetmore Ave.(north Everett police precinct) except the fourth Wednesday of the month. For the fourth Wednesday, it meets at 12:30 p.m. at the same place.
The full Metro Plan, including charts and zoning details, are
online at www.everettwa.gov/metrou
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