Reminder: Public invited to second Landmark 99 community meeting Nov. 18

An attendee at the Oct. 21 Landmark 99 community meeting takes notes during a group discussion. (Photo by Nick Ng)

The City of Edmonds invites the public to attend a second community meeting regarding the Landmark 99 property from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 18 in the Great Hall at Edmonds-Woodway High School.

The 10-acre property located at the southern edge of Edmonds’ Highway 99 neighborhood has been proposed as a possible site for housing, parks and public and community spaces.

The meeting will include a presentation on three site design options based on discussions from the first public meeting and input from the community poll. Following the presentation, there will be small group discussions to obtain feedback on each of the design options. Activities for children will be available.

Edmonds-Woodway High School is located at 7600 212th St. S.W.

For more information about Landmark 99, visit

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  1. Will this second meeting have any information about the fiscal implications of these options or just more dreaming, without looking at how it will be paid for? And, not just cost to purchase, but costs to create and ongoing costs?

    1. Maryellen, people concerned about costs need to be there early and ask hard questions. The City is in a declared fiscal emergency. We have been spending more than we’re taking in. That problem needs to be fixed, must be fixed, before launching expensive new projects. City Council cannot responsibly move ahead on this project if the numbers don’t align after resolving the current budget crisis.

      And something else to consider is there will be two or three or four newly-elected people on the City Hall dais making decisions. They may have different ideas about proceeding with this project. The prudent thing would be to let that new team decide on the fate of this project since they will be living with the outcome.

  2. Landmark is a giant hoax that CMs Chen and Nand have bought into so far. On the other hand, the 1 million (round number) park purchase with funds on hand is a no brainer.

  3. Please leave these trees alone. Global warming is a tough reality and these woods are a huge source of oxygen and a gift to the wildlife that depends on these beautiful trees. Edmonds is blessed to have an intact woodland within it’s borders.

  4. You wanna know why young kids don’t partake in politics? Clear pocket lining like this vs the directly beneficial for generations to come marsh.
    Stop being greedy politicians, leave the trees, fix the marsh yall messed up, and do your jobs

  5. I hope this meeting is different from the Poll, Staff Presentation at a Council meeting this year, and from what those who attended told me about the previous Community Meeting. Those were not an analysis of whether to buy or not buy the property., Rather they were a SALES JOB on how the City can develop the property. The Poll didn’t even ask the most basic question, “Should we buy the property?” We were only asked how the City should develop the property. For those who attend, don’t them get away with this Sales Job. Ask the hard questions, and don’t allow vague or incomplete answers. Demand specifics.
    Mayor Nelson and Councilman Neil Tibbott have been evaluating this property since 2016(See the Beacon April 7, 2016). At that time they were told by the owner that access and exit would be difficult and even dangerous because of heavy traffic on northbound 99, and if it were heavily developed, parking would be an issue requiring expensive structured parking. What else haven’t we been told about this property?

    1. Real estate is ultimately about location. The highway 99 property is a lousy location. It’s not even a very good location for servicing the neighborhood or the community at large. In light of the city’s financial crisis and its tight budget this purchase makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. This proposal seemed more like a failed political ploy, that took advantage of naive and gullible citizens. The goal of improved amenities in city services Is desirable but this property does not meet that standard. The election’s over, it’s time to move on from this failed and poorly thought-out proposal and come up with some more practical solutions for improving the neighborhood.

  6. A hoax is a humorous or malicious deception. In all thst I have read describing the Landmark 99 community in My Edmonds News, I have not gotten a sense that a hoax is what is happening. The wisdom of the city developing the area is arguable, but discussion is not augemented by using words that are inaccurate.

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