1. Understanding Existing Conditions
March – April 2016
- Review previous studies of the Highway 99 corridor and input from the community.
- Analyze and visualize current conditions of the highway area such as land uses, transportation, real estate trends, housing and business needs, and potential opportunities and barriers for development and place-making.
How to get involved: Over 50 members of the Edmonds community shared their experiences and ideas for improving the Highway 99 area on March 24, 2016. Attendees participated in a live polling and mapping exercise. If you missed the workshop, you can answer polling questions from the workshop.
2. Develop land use and transportation scenarios
April – June 2016 --> WE ARE HERE
- Understand different land use and transportation impacts to the corridor area, and develop feasible alternative scenarios based on current market trends.
- Evaluate and document land use and transportation alternative scenarios.
How to get involved: The scenario results will be revealed at a public open house on Thursday, May 19th for the public to evaluate the alternatives and provide feedback. The scenario results will also be available on the website to collect additional feedback from the public.
3. SEPA and Planned Action Environment Impact Statement (Planned Actions EIS)
April – October 2016
- Prepare a Planned Action EIS to ensure that environmental impacts are considered and mitigated holistically.
- Document the evaluation process, findings and recommendations.
How to get involved: The scope of the Planned Action EIS will be available at the public open house on Thursday, May 19th for the public to evaluate and provide feedback. The scope of the Planned Action EIS will also be available on the website to collect additional feedback from the public.
4. Develop Sub-Area Draft Plan
July – September 2016
- Create a preferred strategy based on evaluation and feedback of alternative scenarios.
- Develop an action plan to implement the vision for the Highway 99 area and prioritize preferred improvements.
- Identify major development code-related barriers to implementation and recommend alternatives.
How to get involved: The draft sub-area plan will be revealed at a public open house (location and time TBD). Interested community members are invited to get an overview of the draft plan and recommendations, provide feedback, and get any questions answered by the project team. A draft of the sub-area plan will be available on the website for the public to review and provide additional feedback.
5. Final Sub-area Plan
October – November 2016
- Present the sub-area plan to the Planning Board and City Council.
- Finalize the draft sub-area plan and recommendations.
How to get involved: The public is welcome to attend the presentation to the Planning Board and City Council. The final sub-area plan will be available on the website for the public to review and provide comments.