By Bob Throndsen
Edmonds Citizens Housing Commission 

Affordable housing for Edmonds – the real story | Guest View

 

Last updated 3/18/2021 at 9:39am

The future of Edmonds is up to all of us!

Our neighbors should be our police, firefighters, teachers, nurses, and all who make Edmonds a real city.

Our seniors should be able to downsize and still afford to live in Edmonds.

Our housing should provide more affordable options: small duplexes; cluster-style cottages; multifamily units with provisions for lower and middle-income families; detached accessory dwelling units (DADU); housing young families can afford; housing for veterans and those with disabilities.

When the city created the Citizens Housing Commission in 2019, it defined our mis...



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Reader Comments(1)

Theresa Hollis writes:

Thanks to the citizens commission for their volunteer efforts, and to the author for this brief description of the highlights of the recommendations. There are some mis-informed Edmonds residents who believe the Council is considering redefining city wide zoning for single family residences. This article clearly describes the recommendations as being neighborhood-specific. Not all neighborhoods are homogeneous today. For instance, my street looks like a homogeneous neighborhood of single family homes built in the 50’s as you drive the 4 block long course, but in fact there are 3 adult family homes on my street, and when you turn the corner, the next home has a family run business operating out of it. I think we need to have a deeper knowledge of the inventory of buildings and their uses in the Edmonds neighborhoods with residential zoning before the Council considers changes that will has a long standing impact.

 
 
 

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