Public invited to the virtual workshop “Reimagining Neighborhoods and Streets” on May 24

The City of Edmonds is hosting a virtual kick-off meeting on Tuesday, May 24 for a process to redefine how streets and public spaces could be used in new ways.

The Zoom meeting will take place from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The link to attend is here.

“One thing the pandemic has brought to light is that our streets are spaces that can bring our community together, not just places to drive,” Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson said. “Reaching out to our residents to create programs that benefit their neighborhoods, not just our downtown, and provide opportunities to come together is something I’m excited to promote.

Following the May 24 meeting, the city will be hosting in-person neighborhood workshops across the city in June. Details of these in-person meetings will be announced soon.

“It has become clear that our residents value innovative and new ideas on how we can create a more vibrant and sustainable community,” said Susan McLaughlin, Director of Developmental Services. “One way to do this is to use what are called ‘street activation strategies’, which involve how we can use our public spaces through various programs – like outdoor dining, open-air markets or hyperlocal community events – to improve our neighborhoods. We look forward to these discussions and collecting ideas from the public.

For more information about the project and to sign up to receive updates, visit www.edmondswa.gov/redefining-streets-and-public-spaces.





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