Opiate Substitution Treatment Facility

The City has issued a proposed Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) on a code amendment to allow a second Opiate Substitution Treatment Facility in Everett.  Public comments may be submitted concerning the environmental impacts of the proposed code amendment to Steve Ingalsbe, Everett Planning Department, 2930 Wetmore Avenue, Suite 8A, Everett, WA  98201.  The public comment period on the proposed DNS ends on April 21, 2017.  There will be additional opportunities for public comment on the merits of the code amendment at future Planning Commission and City Council public hearings.

What's Next

Planning Commission will hold a public workshop on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at their regular meeting beginning at 6:30 pm in the City Council Chambers, located in the William E. Moore Historic City Hall, 3002 Wetmore Avenue.  The purpose of the workshop is to discuss an amendment to the Zoning Code to allow a second Opiate Substitution Treatment Facility in the city.  The current code limits the number to one, and there is one existing facility located in south Everett.  The proposed draft code amendment reads as follows:

Permitted only in the E-1 and E-1 MUO zone areas located south of SR-526, in the BMU zone located north of 24th street, or in a hospital as defined in this title.  Only two opiate substitution treatment facilities may be established in the city.  In order for an opiate substitution treatment facility to be established after July 1, 2017, Review Process II shall be required.  The applicant shall provide with their application a plan describing how the facility will be managed so as to minimize impacts of the facility on the neighborhood related to traffic, parking, and public safety.

No action will be taken at this meeting.  The public is welcome to attend and provide comments.   A Planning Commission public hearing will be scheduled in the near future to take additional public testimony and make a recommendation to the City Council.  Persons with questions should contact Allan Giffen at 425 257-8731.