Advice from a former Ballard resident | Letters to the Editor
Last updated 1/13/2022 at 11:34am
Advice from a former Ballard resident: Get involved, Edmonds
I lived in Ballard from 1986 to 2019. It's well known how Ballard has been affected since the changes in zoning laws there. While I was always in favor of the principles of the "urban village" concept, I was very disturbed to see the actual consequences.
The increased density did not provide more affordable housing. A stubborn belief that the new residents would not need or should not need parking resulted in narrow roads clogged with parked cars. The Ballard area did not get all of the promised transit upgrades.
When parking was...