Reminder: City’s draft housing strategy to get public hearing June 13


The City of Edmonds Planning Board will hold a public hearing Wednesday, June 13 on a draft housing strategy to recommend ways the city can address housing issues.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 250 5th Ave. N., Edmonds.

“Housing that’s affordable for a wide range of people is an important challenge to our community’s continued success,” said Planning Board Chair Nathan Monroe.

The draft housing strategy is posted online at the city’s project website: An early version of it was discussed at a public open house May 21.

The planning board’s June 13 public hearing is one more way for people to learn about or comment on the proposed housing strategy.  “The Planning Board is looking forward to reviewing a draft strategy that increases housing opportunities for a diverse range of household types,” Moore said.

After the hearing, the planning board may have one or more additional meetings to consider the draft strategy and make a recommendation to the city council.

The draft housing strategy will continue through the public process and is likely to come before the city council later this summer.

If the city council adopts the strategy, including any changes, that means the city will begin to more specifically explore or implement key ideas in the strategy. Additional public process — and much more detail — would come at this follow-up stage, the city said.


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