The Planning and Community Development Department promotes the community’s vision to accommodate quality growth, consistent with the City's Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Code. The department includes Long Range Planning, Land Use Permits, and Housing and Community Development programs. The Department also includes the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP), Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), Historic Preservation, and Human Needs.
Our new Online Permitting Portal is available for searching existing land use projects and applying for limited permits and projects online. Applications available are preapplication meeting requests, nonconforming building and use certifications, and zoning verification letter requests. All other land use applications can be applied for at the Permit Services Counter by downloading the applications at this link.
MapEverett is an application that allows you to view City of Everett spatial information (GIS data and images) in an interactive map display. You can look for zoning, utilities, critical areas, neighborhoods, estimated lot lines, aerial views, and etc.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a notice (link) on the proposed flood hazard determinations for Snohomish County, Washington and incorporated areas. If you have any questions regarding the determinations, please contact Steve Ingalsbe at 425-257-7135 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Planning Commission approved Resolution 18-01 on a code amendment to allow electric fences in additional zones meeting certain standards. A City Council public hearing is scheduled on April 18, 2018 to consider that recommendation. The public is welcome to attend and provide testimony. To view the council packet in the agenda center, select this link. If you have any questions about this code amendment, please contact us at email@example.com.
Opiate Substitution Treatment Facility
On December 5, 2017, Planning Commission approved Resolution 17-08 on a code amendment for opiate substitution treatment facilities. City Council considered that recommendation at their public hearing on February 21, 2018. After public testimony and Council discussion, Council President Roberts asked staff to return at a later date with more information regarding the options discussed at the public hearing. At the March 7 public hearing, City Council approved a revision to the ordinance as amended. If you have any questions, please contact Allan Giffen at 425-257-8725. Select this link for more information.
Marijuana Retail Limit Restrictions
The Everett City Council has scheduled a briefing on May 2, 2018 and a public hearing on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 to take action on a Planning Commission recommendation to increase the number of recreational marijuana retail stores allowed from five to ten, and to decrease the minimum separation requirement between retail stores from 2500 feet to 500 feet. Select this link for more information.