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Unified Development Code (Zoning, Land Division, SEPA, Historic)

You can find the draft Unified Development Code -- and other, chapters for Rethink Zoning below. The first column, labeled "Chapter Summary", summarizes the changes from existing code provisions if the draft code chapters were adopted. It is recommended that you read the chapter summaries first. 

The full text of the draft codes is found in the second column. This is the language that would be considered for adoption following public hearings and action. Maps associated with the respective chapter are found in the third column to make it easy for the reader to find. 

The final column identifies when the chapter was last updated. Chapters will change to reflect input from the public, planning commission, city council or other city staff. 

Unified Development Code, Table of Contents 

(Click here for Table of Contents with hyperlinks to chapters. Click here for a General Summary of the plan and code amendments under consideration for Rethink Zoning. Click here, or by chapter in the table below, for Chapter Summaries.)

Chapter SummaryDraft CodeAssociated MapsLast Updated
Ch. 28 (Historic) SummaryChapter 2.96, Historical Commissionn/a08/28/20
Ch. 13.68 (Street Construction) SummaryChapter 13.68, Street ConstructionSidewalk Priority Areas08/28/20



Title 15 SummaryChapter 15.01, Application Requirementsn/a07/13/20
Title 15 SummaryChapter 15.02, Local Project Review Proceduresn/a08/28/20
Title 15 SummaryChapter 15.03, Land Use Decisions, Criteria and Authorityn/a09/08/20



Chapter 1, Introduction to the Unified Development Code (UDC)n/a07/13/20
Ch. 2 (Effect & Applicability) SummaryChapter 2, Legal Effect and ApplicabilityContract Rezones Repealed
Contract Rezones Retained
Ch. 3 (Districts-Maps) SummaryChapter 3, Zoning Districts and MapsZoning Map08/28/20
Ch. 4 (Definitions) SummaryChapter 4, Definitionsn/a08/28/20
Chapter 5, UsesZoning Map
Street Designation Map
On-line Interactive Map
Land Use Map Changes
Ch. 6 (Lot & Bldg Placement) SummaryChapter 6, Lot and Building Placement, Residential Densitiesn/a
Ch. 8 (Residential Standards) SummaryChapter 8, Residential Standardsn/a08/28/20
Ch. 9 (Multifamily) SummaryChapter 9, Multifamily Standardsn/a07/13/20
Ch. 12 (Bldg Form) SummaryChapter 12, Building Form & DesignGateway Corridors07/13/20
Ch. 13 (Specific Uses) SummaryChapter 13, Specific UsesAdult Retail
Drive Through Areas
Ch. 17 (Airport-Port-Navy) SummaryChapter 17, Airport-Port-Navy Compatibility OverlayAirport Compatibility
Port-Naval Compatibility 
Ch. 22 (Heights) SummaryChapter 22, HeightsHeights (8 1/2" x 11")
Heights (24" x 36")
Industrial Waterfront Heights
Ch. 24-27 (Land Division) SummaryChapter 24, Land Division Administrationn/a07/13/20
Ch. 24-27 (Land Division) SummaryChapter 25, Land Division General Evaluationn/a07/13/20
Ch. 24-27 (Land Division) SummaryChapter 26, Land Division Standardsn/a07/13/20
Ch. 24-27 (Land Division) SummaryChapter 27, Unit Lot Subdivisionsn/a08/28/20
Ch. 28 (Historic) SummaryChapter 28, Historic ResourcesNorton Grand Historic Overlay
Riverside Historic Overlay
Rucker Grand Historic Overlay
Ch. 29 (Planned Development) SummaryChapter 29, Planned Development Overlayn/a07/13/20
Ch. 30 (Flood) SummaryChapter 30, Flood Damage PreventionFEMA Flood Mapping Products08/12/20
Ch. 31 (Institutional Overlay) SummaryChapter 31, Institutional Overlay Zonen/a07/13/20
Ch. 33 (Streets, Sidewalks) SummaryChapter 33, Streets and SidewalksStreet Designation Map07/13/20
Ch. 34 (Parking) SummaryChapter 34, Off-Street Parking (Partial Amendment)Metro Everett Parking (8 1/2" x 11")
Metro Everett Parking (24"x 36")
Ch. 35 (Landscaping) SummaryChapter 35, Landscapingn/a07/13/20
Ch. 36 (Signs) SummaryChapter 36, Signs (Partial Amendment)n/a07/13/20
Ch. 38, (Nonconformities) SummaryChapter 38, Nonconformitiesn/a08/28/20
Ch. 39 (General Provisions) SummaryChapter 39, General Provisionsn/a07/13/20
Ch. 40 (Fences) SummaryChapter 40, Fencesn/a07/13/20
Ch. 41 (General Requirements) SummaryChapter 41, General Requirements and Authorityn/a08/28/20
Ch. 43 (SEPA Policy) SummaryChapter 43, Environmental Policy (SEPA)n/a07/13/20
Ch’s. 50-52 (Impact Fee) SummaryChapter 50, Small Project Impact Feen/a07/13/20
Ch’s. 50-52 (Impact Fee) SummaryChapter 51, Transportation Mitigationn/a07/13/20
Ch’s. 50-52 (Impact Fee) SummaryChapter 52, School Impact Feesn/a07/13/20

Comprehensive Plan Amendments

Rethink Zoning is not intended as a revision or major update to the comprehensive plan. Some minor changes to the Land Use Designation map and other parts of the Comprehensive Plan are still necessary. Here are the amendments being considered:

Plan AmendmentAssociated MapsLast Updated
Chapter One (Introduction)
Chapter Two (Land Use) 
Land Use Map Changes08/28/20

Background Documents

The following documents have been presented to the Planning Commission and/or City Council

Rethink Zoning Maps

Rethink Zoning Toolkit

Rethink Environmental Review