2024 Comprehensive Plan Update

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The City of Edmonds launched a community-guided visioning process for “Everyone’s Edmonds,” the 2024 update to the Comprehensive Plan.

Over six weeks, we focused on key topics that touch upon various aspects of the Plan.  Here's the lineup. Read the attached Director's overview letter for more information on each topic.

 

Draft Vision Statement

“Edmonds is a welcoming city offering outstanding quality of life for all. We value environmental stewardship, vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, safe and healthy streets, and a thriving arts scene. We are engaged residents who take pride in shaping our resilient future.” 

 

Community Survey

In addition to community events planned for each themed week, the City released a mini community survey to pair with the theme. We received a total of nearly 7,900 individual comments to the surveys.

Community Survey Q + A

Results from the summer outreach will be shared with the public at Edmonds Porchfest, a community-led event scheduled for November 5th, from 2:00-5:00 pm. More details on the event can be found on the project webpage:   

https://porchfestedmonds.com/

BACKGROUND

The Comprehensive Plan (the "Plan" is a document that guides the City of Edmonds decisions on a wide range of topics an services over a 20-year time period.  As the Plan acts as the blueprints for development in the city, it will impact neighborhoods, businesses, traffic, the environment and you.  The Plan is also meant to reflect the vision and priorities of the city and residents, while meeting the requirements of state and federal law.  Click here to view the current Comprehensive Plan.

 

WHY IS THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN BEING UPDATED?

Washington State's Growth Management Act (GMA) requires that cities and counties update their Comprehensive Plans on a periodic schedule.  This is an opportunity to revise population and employment growth forecasts with the most up to date data, review existing policies to ensure they make sense for the community, write new policies that reflect the priorities of Edmonds, and confirm that all federal state and local requirements are met.

The purpose of the 2024 Update is to comply with the requirements of the GMA in RCW 36.70A.130 for the City of Edmonds to:

  • Plan for the next 20 years of population and employment growth
  • Review and revise the Plan and development regulations to ensure they comply with the requirements of the GMA.

The deadline for adoption of this update is December 31, 2024.

 

INITIAL STEPS

The city is just beginning the review of the Plan for the 2024 update.  To initiate the review, the city begun reviewing the Plan with two focused studies that will be used to frame the update.  These include a review of Waterfront Issues and a Gap Analysis regarding Equity and Climate.

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