ABOUT RETHINK ZONING
Rethink Zoning is multi-year initiative to update and simplify the City’s zoning code. The current version of the City’s zoning code was adopted in 1989. The world and Everett have changed significantly since that time. By building on the success of Metro Everett, we can continue to make zoning simpler and also protect community values. Since Metro Everett, the City simplified the future land use map, updated the city’s sign code and critical area regulations.
These project pages provides information about Rethink Zoning, what it means to Everett residents, where to find more information, and how to engage in the discussion and outcomes. Use the "next" button below or the navigation buttons above to learn more about Rethink Zoning.
Draft Plan and Code Amendments for Public Comment
On July 13th, city staff published draft amendments to the comprehensive plan and Everett Municipal Code that have been discussed with Rethink Zoning. Staff will ask the Planning Commission to schedule a public hearing on these amendments for August 18th at 6:30 p.m. The public hearing will be held online due to COVID-19.
- Summary and Highlights of Proposal
- Summary of Code Chapters
- Rethink Zoning Development Code, Table of Contents (with hyperlinks to code chapters)
- Rethink Zoning Plan Amendments
- Rethink Zoning Library (find chapter summaries and background documents here)
New zones at a glance
Note: the list below are existing single-family zones. The only change to existing zone boundaries is a consolidation of R-1(A) into R-2(A).
- Suburban Residential (R-S)
- Single-Family Detached Low-Density Residential (R-1)
- Single-Family Detached Medium-Density Residential (R-2)
- Single-Family Attached Medium-Density Residential (R-2(A))
Multifamily Residential Zones
Local Resource Lands
- Agriculture (AG) - applies to lands in the Lowell-Larimer neighborhood
- Water Resource Management (WRM) - applies to the city’s watershed properties in the Lake Chaplain watershed
- Public Parks (P) - applies to city public parks, primarily in single-family neighborhoods.