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Everett approves mixed-use development plan for riverfront

Everett City Council have given a developer the green light to move forward with a project that will bring hundreds of thousands of square feet of retail and office space to the city’s riverfront.

Everett City Council unanimously approved changes to its riverfront development plan Wednesday, allowing for construction to begin.

Developers Riverfront Commercial Investment LLC plans to build a mixed-use development on the site of the former solid waste landfill.

The development will include 230,000 square-feet of retail space, including a movie theater and specialty grocery store, 125,000 square feet of office space, 250 hotel rooms, and 1,250 condo or multi-family home units.

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Adjacent developments – the Simpson and Mill sites – have been under construction since 2014 and will bring 235 single-family homes and 190 townhomes to the area.

The project also plans for a three-acre park, trails, and wetland restoration.

Credit: Riverfront Commercial Investment LLC
Rendering of the cinema to Building D in a planned development project on Everett's riverfront.

City council members originally approved a riverfront development plan in 2009, but delays from the recession and a new property owner prompted a new design plan.