As part of the revitalization of Downtown Everett, the first phase of this eight-story development delivered 165 apartments when it opened in fall 2022. Designed with a subtle nod to the history of the aviation industry and the nearby Boeing manufacturing facility, residents 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.
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. The Imagine the Possibilities expansion opened in fall 2022, adding three floors and numerous new, interactive exhibits. Learn More.
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.
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
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.
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.