March 23 city council agenda includes update on housing trends, more discussion on tree code amendments

An update on housing trends from the Alliance for Housing Affordability and continued discussion on amendments to the Edmonds tree code are among the items on the Edmonds City Council’s Tuesday, March 23 meeting agenda.

The council is also scheduled to host a joint meeting with the South County Fire Board of Commissioners and hear a proclamation on Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

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  1. For anyone interested in housing decisions who wants their voices to be heard, this is an important chance. There are safety, parking, and utility concerns with increasing density in single family neighborhoods with 3-4 unit dwellings. Quiet streets with children and people walking will be at more risk with the increased traffic, and expensive upgrades to the utilities may need to be made.

    The simple decision is to only allow 3-4 unit buildings within certain distances of major roadways, where the traffic impact will be less pronounced, and the utility needs will be reduced.

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