Breaking ground in Edmonds

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From left, Edmonds City Councilmember Diane Buckshnis, Edmonds Parks, Recreation and Cultural Service Director Carrie Hite, Mayor Mike Cooper, Edmonds in Bloom member Barbara Chase, Edmonds Floretum President Jeri Schoenfeld and Floretum member Pauline Gubbels break ground on the Old Milltown Plaza site Friday afternoon. (Photos by Josh Premako)
Residents gather around an artist's rendering of the Old Mill Town project, located on 5th Avenue South at Maple Street.
Edmonds Floretum President Jeri Schoenfeld talks with Floretum member Joyce Hudemann.
Edmonds Floretum President Jeri Schoenfeld addresses a group of residents Friday afternoon before breaking ground. Mayor Mike Cooper is looking on.

Updated to include Jeri Schoenfeld’s name in the group groundbreaking photo.)

Citizens and elected officials gathered Friday afternoon for the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Old Milltown Plaza at 5th Avenue South and Maple Street. The City of Edmonds purchased the site in 2008 with the intent of preserving the central downtown open space for community use. The Edmonds Floretum Garden Club assisted in the design process, along with several other community members.

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