Midtown District 

In 2018 Snohomish County notified the City they would be selling their former 9.4-acre public works yard site on Avenue D at 13th Street. The City took steps to proactively update regulations to guide the development in a direction that reflected the community’s vision of ensuring a vibrant, forward-looking community affordable for Snohomish residents for generations to come. The Midtown Planning District Project was launched in 2020 to look at updating the development regulations and standards for not only the County property but also the entire Avenue D corridor from Sixth Street north to SR9. The goal of the District is to create a revitalized Midtown that creates jobs and increases shopping, work, activity, and housing options, including increasing the amount of affordable housing in the city.

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Resolutions, Ordinances, and other Related Documents

Map of City of Snohomish Midtown

Midtown Planning District (cropped map)
  1. Process for Establishing Midtown
  2. Supporting Documents
  3. City Council Action
  4. Final Meeting
  5. Meeting #4
  6. Meeting #3
  7. Meeting #2
  8. Meeting #1
  9. Survey Results

Process for Establishing Midtown

Midtown planning process flowchart


Midtown Story Map

This ESRI story map was created for public meetings during the development stages. The story map is a virtual experience that contains videos, maps, images, and links. The story map is still available to view, however all the survey links have been disabled.


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study area oblique (cropped)

The City Council adopted Ordinance 2403 to form a Task Force to be comprised of community members, some with expertise in land use, real estate and development and others who are tuned in to the community’s vision for this area.