Rethink Zoning is a multi-year effort to ensure that our development regulations support our efforts to recruit new businesses and secure a wide range of housing at all price points.
These project pages provides information about why the City is undertaking this initiative, what it means to Everett residents, where you can 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.
Why we are rethinking our 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.
New zones at a glance:
The Rethink Zoning project has drafted new maps and Use Tables that reduces the number of zoning districts from 31 to 12. Here are the new zones at a glance (click on links):