Eight new homes are planned for the open space around this Rucker Hill mansion. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Eight new homes are planned for the open space around this Rucker Hill mansion. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Developer wants to build 8 homes on Rucker Hill property

No construction yet in the area of a well-known mansion, but the project is sure to draw attention.

EVERETT — A developer aims to build eight homes on open space around an existing house on Rucker Hill.

No construction has started, but the project is sure to draw attention in one of the swankier parts of old Everett. The location is 812 35th St., overlooking Sharon Crest. The brick colonial-style house has six bedrooms and more than 5,000 square feet.

The project is led by Rucker Hill Development, a limited liability company owned by the Strickland family, of Monroe. The new homes will be view properties in the ballpark of a million dollars, Joe Strickland said.

“Our project will complement the mansion and the surrounding homes in the area,” he said. “The mansion is the pride and joy. It is the centerpiece of the project.”

The company submitted an application to the city in August to build two homes to the north. Another submission on Sept. 26 described an additional six homes to the west and the south.

The property formerly was owned by a local doctor. It sold in August 2016. The boundary line was redrawn earlier this year.

The proposed new lots range in size from 6,000 to 10,300 square feet. Some would get new driveways. The building height limit in that part of the city is 28 feet.

The deadline for public comment was supposed to wrap up Oct. 2, according to a sign posted at the property. However, Everett’s planning department said it advised the company Sept. 27 that it has to cancel the two initial applications and submit a consolidated plan.

That change is required by the city codes governing subdivisions, officials said. Another comment period will follow.

Rikki King: 425-339-3449; rking@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @rikkiking.

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