The Edmonds Planning Board Wednesday night will review a request by the Port of Edmonds to incorporate the Port’s Harbor Square Master Plan into the City’s Comprehensive Plan.
The port has proposed a mixed-use development that would include the possibility of allowing building heights up to five stories tall on the site of the current Harbor Square Business Complex property.
The Planning Board agenda notes that the request “is not for a rezone and is not a project level proposal. However, incorporating the Port’s Harbor Square Master Plan into the Comprehensive Plan would lay the foundation for a future rezone and/or development agreement.”
The Harbor Square property is currently zoned General Commercial (CG), which was completed through a contract rezone in 1980. It limits Harbor Square to commercial use, with no residential use allowed. In addition, the rezone established a height limit of 35 feet.
The Harbor Square Master Plan submitted to the City for inclusion in the Comprehensive Plan envisions a mixed‐use transit oriented development that would be predominantly residential housing plus retail, commercial, office and public uses. A redeveloped Harbor Square consistent with the Master Plan could provide 340 to 358 residential units, 50,400 square feet of retail, 9,784 square feet of office, 123,410 square feet of recreational health club uses (including tennis courts), 3.8 acres of public open space and 1,091 spaces of off‐street parking.
The Master Plan also envisions buildings up to five stories high, with 35-foot buildings proposed along the State Route 104/Dayton Street intersection, buildings of 45 feet proposed along Dayton Street and 55-foot buildings (five stories) located at
the far southern edge of the site.
This is an introductory item only with a public hearing at a later date. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 250 Fifth Ave. N.