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Victoria W.
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Subdivision or DADU in Everett, WA

Victoria W.
  • Seattle, WA
Posted Feb 16 2024, 14:39

First post and hoping to learn from the BP community.

I currently own a rental property, and am interested in either building a DADU or exploring the possibility of subdivision. I haven't started the research process with the City of Everett, but wanted to see if there's anyone that's currently going through a subdivision or DADU build in Everett (specifically). 

Let's chat!

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Jamie Hora
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Jamie Hora
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Replied Feb 20 2024, 06:25

I've done the civil engineering on several subdivisions varying from 14-acre sites to 80-acres.  On the subdivision, do you have a specific question or more general where to start?

If you are talking about a subdivision, do you already own the land?  If yes, and if you do not have much experience yourself, I would engage a local civil engineer to guide you through the initial planning phases even before you get to design & construction. 

You should check your property zoning. Will you want or need to rezone based on what you wish to build? Then, a preliminary site plan layout to understand what your infrastructure costs will be and laying out your homes per what the zoning allows.  How many home can you fit? Does this make the financials work for you/investors?  

There is never a time that is too early to meet with City staff, but once you have a site plan would be the preferred to have a starting point for discussions. 

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Victoria W.
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Victoria W.
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Replied Feb 24 2024, 21:54

HI Jamie - thanks for taking the time to respond. Yes, I own the land and curious on the process. Good call in just connecting with the City Staff. I was mostly curious if anyone is/have navigated through this process with the City of Everett to understand some local insights on timing, challenges, etc. All that to say, appreciate your response on the overall process!

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Robert Ellis
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Robert Ellis
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Replied Feb 25 2024, 19:42
Quote from @Victoria W.:

First post and hoping to learn from the BP community.

I currently own a rental property, and am interested in either building a DADU or exploring the possibility of subdivision. I haven't started the research process with the City of Everett, but wanted to see if there's anyone that's currently going through a subdivision or DADU build in Everett (specifically). 

Let's chat!


 how many acres? subdivision entitlement is expensive 

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Victoria W.
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Victoria W.
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Replied Feb 27 2024, 01:46

Hi Vince- I appreciate the suggestion to reach out to the city of Everett directly to start a conversation. Well noted!

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Joshua Bennett
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Joshua Bennett
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Replied Apr 12 2024, 21:59
HB 1377 seems to state that DADUs would be able to be sold if it is condominiumized, not sure if that is an option for you or not but it looks like it will be an option soon. Also check with the city zoning to see how many DADUs are allowed, some areas you can legally have two.