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Public spaces program is on the way

It's not part of the PROS Plan, but was 'informed' by it


Last updated 3/2/2022 at 11:48am

Susan McLaughlin, Development Services director.

It's awash in government-speak, but The Beacon is here to help.

The City's Development Services Department is seeking a consultant "from qualified firms to work with the community to develop new public space typologies and activation strategies."


"A public space typology is an illustration of a type of public space within the street right of way that is not used for vehicular and/or bike purposes," said Susan McLaughlin, Development Services director.

For instance, she explained, public spaces are not limited to sidewalks, landscape strips, medians, pocket parks, green stormwat...

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Reader Comments(1)

Deborah Arthur writes:

The pandemic is over and we do not want streateries in our streets in the down town core of Edmonds. You got 4TH Ave all of it. When is enough enough. We do not want times when our city is closed to the majority of the citizens. This is not going to get it. You keeps this up and there will be more trouble than you are already experiencing in the Bowl. I do not want that for you but this constant need to close off your tax payers is cruel, unfair and questionable to me. I am not standing in the rain or walking 8 block in the rain to get on a city bus to get to my main part of the city. ITS ridiculous. Its selfish and it is entitlement at the extreme. This is a mistake. I would correct it immediately. If I were you. So now we need an additional person to hire to do what you are suggesting. How much for that consultant. Consultants as a rule do not work for the good of the people but for the bosses and apparently government entities. BE happy you have all you have down there.


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