Growth & Change

Developments in the Pipeline

Nimbus - 2701 Rockefeller Ave

As part of the revitalization of Downtown Everett, the first phase of this eight-story development will deliver 165 apartments when it opens in fall 2022. Designed with a subtle nod to the history of the aviation industry and the nearby Boeing manufacturing facility, residents will enjoy on-site bicycle amenities, a tech-enabled package room system, and expansive rooftop terrace with sweeping views of Possession Sound. A second phase will include the reimagining of a former YMCA across the street. Learn More.

Imagine Children's Museum Expansion - 1502 Wall St

When the doors opened to Imagine Children’s Museum’s current Downtown Everett location in 2004, the vision was to one day serve 60,000 visitors per year – in 2019 Imagine served 257,000. To ensure the Museum can continue to fulfill its role as a vital community resource, expansion is now mission-critical. The Imagine the Possibilities expansion will add three floors and numerous new, interactive exhibits. Learn More.

Colby Tower - 2600 Colby Ave

The residences at Colby Tower have been designed with considerable intent. The livable floor plans are immersed in natural light with floor-to-ceiling windows that maximize the water, mountain, and San Juan Islands views for all 32 condominiums. Learn More.

Strategic Plan

In spring of 2021, we embarked on a strategic planning process to guide our work over the next three to four years. We first conducted a landscape scan to gather community context for this plan. The landscape scan includes demographic analysis, a business market analysis, a synthesis of community outreach conducted prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and community interviews with three local business owners to understand the impacts of the pandemic.

With support from BERK Consulting, we worked with a Strategic Planning Team and our Board of Directors in May and June of 2021 to craft and adopt this plan. Throughout the duration of this strategy, we will create an annual work plan with specific actions to implement and advance the objectives laid out in this plan.


View the Landscape Scan (PDF)

View the full Strategic Plan

View the current 2022 DEA Work Plan

Metro Everett Plan

In 2018, city council approved the Metro Everett Plan — a comprehensive document including updates to the use and development standards, off-street parking requirements, and city code.  

2019 Study Area

The Evolving Parking Landscape

On August 8, 2019, the Parking Task Force met to discuss initial findings of the study and next steps (view the presentation and meeting recap). The Downtown Parking Survey accepted responses through September 16, 2019; a public Parking Open House was held on October 16, 2019 to review the data. Anyone interested in downtown parking is welcome to attend the forum.

Past Studies

Parking is vital to the success of Everett’s downtown. We believe that a comprehensive parking plan based on significant research is an important part of managing a downtown business area.


The 2007 Everett Downtown Parking Management Study examined parking conditions and explored future solutions. As an early step, the City of Everett captured the views of downtown business owners and other employers in the central business district. 


The follow-up 2015 Everett Downtown Parking Utilization Study evaluated changes in Everett’s demand for on- and off-street parking downtown.


Results of the parking study