The City of Edmonds has won a 2018 VISION 2040 Award from the Puget Sound Regional Council for its Highway 99 Subarea Plan. The VISION 2040 awards recognize innovative projects and programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows.
“Edmonds has envisioned a transit supportive urban district with affordable housing with this plan, and backed it up with changes to regulations and planned action, PSRC Executive Director Josh Brown said in a Tuesday announcement.
The Edmonds Highway 99 Subarea Plan seeks to increase housing and jobs along Highway 99 and identifies transportation improvements to support these changes, the PSRC announcement noted.
VISION 2040 is the region’s growth management, economic, and transportation strategy, designed to meet the needs of the 5 million people expected to be living in the region in 2040. It is an integrated, long-range vision for the future that lays out a strategy for maintaining a healthy region — promoting the well-being of people and communities, economic vitality, and a healthy environment.
PSRC develops policies and coordinates decisions about regional growth, transportation and economic development planning within King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The council iincludes over 80 entities, including all four counties, cities and towns, ports, state and local transportation agencies and tribal governments within the region.