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Visit a Park

To get more information about Edmonds Parks click here.
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Urban Forest Management Plan

We are in the process of developing an Urban Forest Management Plan. Click here for up-to-date project info.

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Highway 99 Corridor / Subarea Planning

The Highway 99 Subarea Plan is a vision for land use and transportation along the corridor.  You can find more information here.
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76th Ave & 212th St Intersection Improvements

Click here for project information and updates.
solarThe City of Edmonds recently participated in a collaborative effort including Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (Northwest SEED), Snohomish County PUD and a team of volunteers from Lynnwood, Edmonds and Woodway on the Solarize South County program.  This was a time-limited initiative designed to help single-family homeowners and small businesses purchase solar panels via a streamlined process and group discount.  As part of the program, A&R Solar, a PUD-registered solar installer, was selected by a volunteer committee through a competitive process. Participants in the initiative were not only eligible for a group discount, but also for the PUD’s Solar Express rebate of up to $2,500 for residential customers and up to $10,000 for small businesses, along with federal and state incentives for solar energy.  The program included several community workshops, which not only helped get the word out about the program itself, but also provided education about the benefits of solar to individuals throughout the community.

The Solarize South County program was a great success resulting in 25 contracts for solar installations throughout Edmonds, Lynnwood, Woodway, Mountlake Terrace, and Brier.  Edmonds took the lead with 15 of those contracts being within our city limits, one of which was for a multi-family building and one for a commercial business.  Overall, the Solarize South County program resulted in the installation of a total of 140 kilowatts of solar arrays for an annual savings of approximately 96.5 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.  This is roughly equivalent to the annual greenhouse gas emissions of 20 passenger vehicles or the carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of over 100,000 pounds of coal.

A&R Solar was incredibly happy with the positive response from the community on the Solarize South County program:

“For us the program was a great success. It is amazing to come to know the people, places, and passions that create a real community. There are so many people working together to make their place in the world a better place to live. It is a great honor to be a part of that effort in these communities.”

Thanks in part to the Solarize South County program as well as other recent solar programs, solar installations are on the rise in Edmonds.  In 2012, three building permits were issued for solar installations.  In 2013, that number doubled to six building permits for solar installations.  But in 2014, the number of permits soared to 39, and an additional three permits have already been issued for 2015!


What our neighbors are saying about solar.


The following quotes were provided by participants of the Solarize South County program in response to a survey performed by Northwest SEED:

“I am new to solar, but had friends that had taken the plunge. The program assembled all the pieces I needed to jump in.”

“I wanted to do it for sure, but didn't think we'd be able to afford it for quite a while. Solarize made the up-front cost more affordable so we could start enjoying the long-term benefits.”

“We never considered a solar system and had no plans to install one. We heard about the Solarize program and attended a webinar. It was solely because of the program that we are now installing solar and are very happy to have the opportunity.”

“Would not have done it without the Solarize program. Just would not have put the time into all the needed research & effort. And the discounts were a factor also.”


A&R Solar gives back to the community in a big way.


As part of the Solarize South County program, A&R Solar pledged to donate a solar energy system to Edmonds Lutheran Church and Annie’s Community Kitchen, which was selected by the community to be the recipient of this award.  Annie’s Community Kitchen is a service of Edmonds Lutheran Church that has been providing a free hot meal once a week to the community for over ten years.  Thanks to those who participated in the Solarize South County program, A&R Solar will donate a solar array of 2.2 kilowatts, which has an $11,000 value.  Although the Solarize South County program has formally ended, A&R Solar has pledged to increase the size of their donation to Edmonds Lutheran Church if additional participants sign contracts with A&R by January 31st.

Questions?

For additional information on the Solarize program, please visit www.solarizewa.org. To learn more about A&R Solar, visit www.a-rsolar.com.  Information on Edmonds Lutheran Church and Annie’s Community Kitchen can be found at http://www.edmondslutheran.org/

New Website Promotes Visiting Edmonds

VisitEdmonds.com Has New Look & Feel, with Enhanced Functionality

(Edmonds, WA) - After several months of research, collaboration and hard work, the City of Edmonds is promoting its new and improved VisitEdmonds.com website. While the City has had a tourism-promotion website for several years, the current version of VisitEdmonds.com was just debuted earlier this year with a new look and feel, more photographs and imagery than ever, and a more comprehensive presentation of all that Edmonds has to offer. read more

Community Meeting Scheduled June 7 for Creative District Application

A community meeting is scheduled June 7th for Creative District Application. City engages public to ready itself for state application. For more information click here. 

Flag Lowering Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas

flag half staffFriday, May 18, 2018 through Tuesday, March 22, 2018 ~ flags are to be flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas.

Draft Housing Strategy Issued

OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2018

 
Draft Housing Strategy issued

 
(Edmonds - WA) How the City of Edmonds can help meet housing needs is the subject of a draft housing strategy, just released.  It is online at www.edmondshousingstrategy.org.

The draft strategy recognizes different levels of need, from people with very low-incomes to typical young families, seniors, and others who seek affordable housing and more housing choices.

It suggests ideas for the City to incentivize affordable housing, reduce some code barriers, dedicate resources, and partner with non-profit organizations.  For example, a high priority is encouraging more housing near transit.  The City has already begun some actions to encourage more affordable housing, such as planning for growth in the Highway 99 area.

Highlights of the draft strategy will be featured at an open house on May 21, 6:00 pm, at City Hall, 3rd floor Brackett Room.  The open house kicks off the public review process. 

On May 23, the Planning Board will have an introduction to the draft strategy.  The Board will hold a public hearing on June 13. 

After further review and possible changes, the draft strategy will come before the City Council later this summer.  The Council will hold additional meetings, consider information and input, and decide what actions to take.

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Housing Task Force Holds Open House

Housing Task Force Holds Open House

 
(Edmonds - WA) Housing needs and affordability—and what the City can do about it—will be the focus of an open house May 21, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, in the Brackett Room, Edmonds City Hall 3rd floor, 121 5th Ave. N.  A presentation will begin at 6:30.

The event is part of a public process for developing a strategy to increase the supply of affordable housing for a range of incomes and to meet diverse housing needs. 

“Given the cost of housing,” said Shane Hope, Development Services Director and the City’s lead on housing issues, “this is a very timely event.  Our mayor and city council are all very supportive of finding ways to meet the needs and they welcome community involvement.”

Before and after the 6:30 pm presentation, city staff will be available for questions and conversation.  Large display boards and handouts will be on view throughout the evening to show ideas being considered.

The Housing Strategy Task Force, appointed by Mayor Dave Earling last August, is sponsoring the open house for the City and will be considering the results.  By June, the Task Force expects to make a recommendation for a housing strategy. 

The draft strategy will get more public review and be considered by the Planning Board and the City Council over the summer.  Ultimately, the City Council will decide on any actions to adopt or implement the strategy.

For information about the Task Force or the City’s work to develop a housing strategy, see:  www.edmondshousingstrategy.org.

Edmonds Construction Standard Details Updated

NOW PUBLISHED - a complete update of the City of Edmonds Construction Standard Details.  Details are available on the Public Works & Utilities webpage in PDF and DWG formats.

Flag Lowering in Honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day

flag half staffTuesday, May 15, 2018 ~ in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day flags will be flown at half-staff.

Urban Tree Plan Public Hearing May 9

Urban Tree Plan Public Hearing May 9
 
(Edmonds - WA) A draft Urban Forest Management Plan—sometimes called an urban tree plan—will be considered at a public hearing of the City’s Planning Board on May 9, 7:00 pm, at the Edmonds Council Chambers, 250 5th Ave N.
 
The draft plan was developed to provide guidance on managing the urban forest in Edmonds.  (The term “urban forest” means the trees in an urban area.)  The plan’s emphasis is on tree management at city properties and rights-of-way.  But some parts address both public and private property.

For more information about the draft plan, see the city website at:  http://www.edmondswa.gov/2011-07-27-22-31-43/urban-forest-mgmt-plan.html.
 
On April 5, the Tree Board reviewed the draft plan and, on April 19, interested citizens attended an open house about it.  A slightly revised draft will be considered at the May 9 public hearing.  The revisions make some clarifications and corrections to the background sections, but do not change the proposed recommendations.

 After the Planning Board’s May 9 public hearing, the Planning Board may have further discussion that same night and possibly at a follow-up meeting.  The draft plan then goes to the City Council, starting with a June 19 public hearing.  Ultimately, the Council will make the decision on adoption, amendment, or other action.

Free Styrofoam™ Recycling Events Coming to Edmonds

Styrofoam in cart copyStarting this June there will be a series of Styrofoam Recycling Eventsin Edmonds. Residents can drop off their bulky Styrofoam blocks and similar material for free, and the foam will be recycled! 


Questions about these drop-off events or any recycling issue please call the Edmonds Recycling Coordinator at 425-771-0235 or email recycleguy@edmondswa.gov.

2nd Round of Downtown Parking Enhancements

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The second round of downtown parking enhancements taking place this spring. Upwards of 75 additional spaces freed up for shoppers & visitors. For more information click here.

Flag Lowering in Honor of former First Lady, Barbara Bush

flag half staffWednesday, April 18, 2018 until Saturday, April 21, 2018 ~ By Presidential Proclamation, flags are to be lowered to half-staff as a mark of respect for the memory of former First Lady, Barbara Bush.

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