The public will have a chance to comment on proposed updates to City of Edmonds State Environmental Policy Act regulations that could potentially allow for increased development along the Medical/Highway 99 Activity Center and the Highway 99 Corridor. The Edmonds City Council has scheduled two public hearings on the issue, one after the other, at Tuesday night’s council meeting, which starts at 7 p.m.
When the updates were first discussed at the July 27 council meeting, several councilmembers expressed concerns that the proposed relaxation of SEPA regulations in those two geographic areas could potentially have a negative impact on residential neighborhoods. As a result, the council voted to hold two public hearings – one for each geographic area. Maps of both areas and more details are available via the council agenda here.
In addition, the Council will discuss and may take action on a proposal from Council President Steve Bernheim to establish a seven-member Tree Board, to be appointed by the City Council, designed to preserve and protect existing trees, encourage the planting of additional trees and encourage active stewardship of the urban forest.
The meeting will be in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N.