We're Forming a
Business Improvement Area

 

 

 

 

 

The Everett City Council is considering forming a business improvement area (BIA) that will help ensure the safety, order, and prosperity of the Everett Station District.

A BIA is a special assessment district established to maintain and enhance a neighborhood, building a positive reputation that attracts new business, residents, customers and visitors.  Designed as a self-help mechanism, property owners come together to fund safety, cleaning, economic development, and advocacy efforts for the mutual benefit of the neighborhood.

Vision

We will invest in needed solutions today while leveraging other community resources and the coming regional investment of light rail to build a vibrant neighborhood of economic opportunity over the next 30 years.

Benefits

Public Safety

  • Address property and drug crimes through an eyes-on-the streets approach of District Ambassadors, up to 16 hours per day, seven days per week.

  • Serve as intermediary between property owners, businesses, policy, and people who are homeless or mentally ill to connect them with housing, social, health, and workforce services.
     

Cleaning

  • Regular removal of litter from sidewalks and public right-of-way.

  • On-call removal of major trash piles, needles, human waste, and graffiti.

  • Coordinated program for removal of pallets.
     

Build Environment Program

  • Advocate for on-street parking limits that support needs of local businesses.

  • Support parking enforcement against repeat offenders.

  • Develop a shared vision for transportation, housing, and jobs and advocate to local and state governments for investments.

  • Consistently represent and advocate on behalf of district businesses, properties, and residents.
     

Neighborhood Marketing, Business Development,
and Economic Development

  • Business recruitment and economic development consistent with neighborhood vision.

  • Marketing and promotion of the neighborhood.
     

Accountability

  • Ratepayer Advisory Board that approves annual budget.

  • Annual reporting using performance-based metrics.

  • Annual ratepayer meeting.

  • Sunsets after 5 years, requiring city council renewal.

Learn more 

Are you a property owner who would like to learn more about how the business improvement area will benefit you? 


Contact Brock Howell, ESDA's Executive Director

brock@everettstationdistrict.com

206-856-4788

At the 2019 Annual Membership Meeting, the Alliance adopted its 2020 budget that will implement this work plan for the BIA in 2020.  The budget in this updated work plan reflects a Feb. 6 start date to the BIA.

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UPDATE: On December 11, Everett City Council approved the creation of the BIA by a 7-0 vote, with an amended boundary.  To comply with RCW 35.87A.070 for the amended boundary, the Everett City Council will hold a second hearing and vote on January 22, 12:30 p.m.