Public invited to construction groundbreaking for Old Milltown Plaza Friday

Citizens are invited to the construction groundbreaking for the Old Milltown Plaza in downtown Edmonds at 1 p.m. Friday. The ceremony will be on the site 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.

The final design, adopted by City Council, includes gardens with educational signs, a hardscape area that lends a circular flow, seating areas, a small stage, and a water feature. The gardens will be designed as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat. The artistic elements will incorporate pieces of the Milltown history.

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