There is the growing sentiment in this city, and it is shared by many longtime residents and homeowners, that Everett cannot go on building more and more housing units without the personality of the city being changed irrevocably forever.
More importantly, many longtime residents believe the city is being radically transformed, and in such a wholesale way by all the new construction going up and being allowed throughout all the neighborhoods, that they don’t recognize the city anymore.
A new wave of public voices is growing asking for a construction moratorium or at least a temporary stop to new construction.
What to do?
We are not certain a halt to new construction would be useful or financially appropriate.
The wave of new development in Everett is, for the most part, a giant plus.
Two new developments of 55 acres by the Everett waterfront and 95 acres bordering it and including the Exxon Mobil property are perfect locations for massive, unrestricted development of housing, and commercial business and industrial use.
Those two developments will ultimately create new neighborhoods more vibrant than anyone can right now imagine.Continue reading “Is A Moratorium The Answer?“