VISION 2040 Award for Edmonds

Highway 99 Subarea Plan Wins

The City of Edmonds has won a 2018 VISION 2040 Award from the Puget Sound Regional Council for its Highway 99 Subarea Plan. The awards recognize innovative projects and programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows.

“Edmonds has envisioned a transit supportive urban district with affordable housing with this plan,” said Josh Brown, Executive Director of PSRC, “and backed it up with changes to regulations and planned action.”

The Edmonds Highway 99 Subarea Plan seeks to increase housing and jobs along SR 99 and identifies transportation improvements to support these changes. It uses a community vision to make long-term improvements to land use and transportation, while also retaining the positive characteristics of many parts of the corridor. The plan uses a planned action EIS to reduce the overall costs for project developers with the goal of lowering final housing costs and to attract growth to the corridor.

The award was presented at the Edmonds City Council meeting on August 7, 2018.

VISION 2040 is the region's growth management, economic, and transportation strategy, designed to meet the needs of the 5 million people expected to be living in the region in 2040. It is an integrated, long-range vision for the future that lays out a strategy for maintaining a healthy region - promoting the well-being of people and communities, economic vitality, and a healthy environment.