Clean & Safe
We work to keep our neighborhood safe and clean by listening to the concerns of our business and property owners to identify emerging issues and working with the City's police, community outreach, public works, and transit agencies to address these issues.
On-Street Parking Restrictions
The Alliance is working with property owners, businesses, and the City to identify new on-street parking restrictions that better meet the needs of businesses. Learn more.
ESDA facilitates a "Smith Avenue Safety Forum" in order for businesses, property owners, and residents on and near Smith Avenue to communicate and collaborate with on another. The forum meets monthly and has a listserv email forum to quickly share information. If you see issues along Smith Avenue, we request you report it to 9-1-1 and complete our Smith Ave incident reporting form to share the issue with your neighbors.
The City of Everett, in partnership with Everett Gospel Mission, is implementing an innovative low-barrier shelter for up to 30 individuals. Paired with shelters is a no sit, no lie ordinance, that aims to help increase the likelihood of success for the shelter project and relieve criminal behavior problems that adjacent businesses have been experiencing. Learn more on the City of Everett's website.
The Everett Station District Alliance has "adopted" Smith Avenue for volunteer litter cleanups. ESDA will be cleaning up Smith Avenue at least three times per year using volunteers, and extending our efforts to other streets when we have capacity.
Business Improvement Area
The ESDA Board continues to be interested in the creation of a business improvement area to address cleaning and safety concerns in the neighborhood. A funded program focused on the safety and cleaning could make a marked improvement to neighborhood conditions.