2024 Comprehensive Plan Updates

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

Over the following weeks, we will be focusing on key topics that touch upon various aspects of the Plan.  Here is the lineup:

  • Identity: Aug. 8-14
  • Quality of Life: Aug. 15-21<
  • Economic Growth: Aug. 22-28
  • Environment: Aug. 29-Sept 4
  • Culture: Sept. 5-11
  • Livability and Land Use: Sept. 12-18

Economic Growth Week

Recent conversations during “coffee chats with the Director” have touched upon Edmonds’ growth strategies. We have discussed divergent scales of growth; that is, what level of growth will allow Edmonds to prosper while still retaining our identity, especially around environmental protection, diversity, and character? 

Please take this short mini-survey to tell us what economic growth in Edmonds means to you: https://bit.ly/growth2024 or via this QR code: 

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Join us at these events during Economic Growth Week: 

Uptown Market | Tuesday, August 23rd | 236th St SW (between 84th Ave W and HWY 99) | Market runs from 4-8:00 pm, staff available from 5-6:30 pm 

Street Beat – Highway 99 | Tuesday, August 23rd | 236th St SW (between 84th Ave W and HWY 99) | Join us at the Uptown Market to learn more about exciting projects happening on Highway 99 | 6:30 – 7:30 pm 

Coffee chat with Susan, Development Services Director, and guest Todd Tatum, new Economic Development Director
| Wednesday, August 24th | Cafe Louvre at 210 5th Ave S  | 8:30-10:00 am

Word on the Street | throughout the week | City-wide | Staff will be conducting street interviews to learn more about the community’s vision for Edmonds 

Edmonds Summer Market | Saturday, August 27th | 5th Ave N & Main St.

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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