Edmonds City Council will consider extending the moratorium on building permits in the town center on Thursday

Edmonds City Council has scheduled a special virtual meeting at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 to consider a proposal to extend its moratorium on building permit applications in the downtown BD2 area.

According to council’s agenda, extending the moratorium until June 2 would give council more time to consider whether it is appropriate to expand the boundaries of the city’s designated street front map “to require at least some commercial use of the new structures as part of a possible expansion”. region.”

The extension would also allow city staff “to analyze possible extensions to the designated street frontage and report to city council no later than May 17, 2022, with council’s intended action to pass any appropriate revisions.” of the designated street front on May 24, 2022. in conjunction with a lifting of the moratorium.

Also on the agenda is an order to adopt interim design standards for the BD2 area of ​​downtown Edmonds, a proposal that was discussed at the council meeting on Tuesday evening but then tabled. The council must pass the standards by a supermajority vote on Thursday for the order to take effect immediately.

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David H. Henry