The Edmonds City Council Tuesday night will revisit the idea of excluding offices from ground floor retail spaces in the core business zones of downtown Edmonds. The proposal recommended by the Edmonds Planning Board was defeated by a 3-2 vote when two councilmembers were absent at the Aug. 23 council meeting.
The thinking behind the proposal is that retail businesses generate more foot traffic for the entire downtown business core than non-retail office space, such as a bank or law firm. Councilmembers Diane Buckshnis and DJ Wilson were absent for the Aug. 23 vote; at that time, Councilmembers Michael Plunkett, Lora Petso and Adrienne Fraley-Monillas were opposed to the idea while Strom Peterson and Steve Bernheim voted yes.
Also on the council agenda:
– A presentation on the 2012-2017 Capital Facilities Plan and Capital Improvement Program.
– An update by the South Snohomish County Commission for Health.
– A presentation by the Edmonds Police Foundation.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N., Edmonds. You can see the complete agenda here.