Urban center zoning hearing postponed

  • Wed May 5th, 2010 9:25pm
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Herald staff

EVERETT — A hearing to approve final regulations for seven high-density areas of southern Snohomish County zoned as urban centers has been postponed until next week.

A final County Council vote could take place during the hearing scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The complex urban-center rules could have significant impacts on hundreds of millions of dollars in future development. Factors under discussion include requirements for affordable housing, mass transit and a maximum 18-story building height.

Other debate has focused on the process for notifying the surrounding community about a proposed development and how much influence surrounding cities and towns have on the design.