Among the many objects on the Tuesday, Oct. 4 Edmonds Metropolis Council agenda: Revisiting a May 24 council discussion about whether to consider a 2- to 5-foot increase in the current 30 feet of allowed building height within the BD2 zone and presumably different BD zones.
That Could 24 dialogue occured because the council authorized an interim extension of designated avenue fronts in sure areas of downtown. In line with a marketing consultant report ready on the subject, the peak improve would create extra flexibility for a developer to design a three-story combined use improvement.
The council’s resolution to approve an interim extension of designed avenue fronts downtown was spurred by a 24-unit condo constructing proposed for the 600 block of Most important Avenue, situated within the BD2 zone.
Underneath metropolis code, new buildings within the BD2 zone alongside a delegated avenue entrance will need to have a street-level flooring with industrial makes use of at a minimal 12-foot peak. New buildings situated exterior of the designated avenue entrance, however, are usually not required to have industrial makes use of on the primary flooring and could also be multifamily residential-only buildings.
The council agenda memo for Tuesday night time notes:
Given the problem of developing a three-story constructing with a 12-foot floor flooring peak and two flooring of residential above and nonetheless assembly the 30-foot peak restrict for the BD2 zone, extending the designated avenue entrance to all BD2 properties could considerably affect the event potential of those properties.
Consequently, the Planning Board and Financial Growth Fee mentioned the opportunity of pursuing zoning adjustments to facilitate two flooring of residential above the industrial house with the great plan replace. Because the marketing consultant famous:
“It is suggested a minor improve in allowed constructing peak be thought of within the BD2 zone, in addition to another BD zones equally affected. This peak improve would create extra flexibility for a developer to design a 3-story combined use improvement. A rise of two (2) to 5 (5) ft in constructing peak would encourage extra 3-story combined use redevelopment by making a 3rd story possible on extra websites and permitting already possible websites to be developed in a way that avoids much less fascinating subterranean first flooring industrial house. This really helpful change is meant to make the Designated Avenue Entrance industrial requirement as possible to combine right into a 3-story improvement as growing an all residential improvement. Any will increase in peak ought to be crafted with code language that limits all BD2 improvement to not more than 3-stories in peak.”
Additionally on the council agenda for Tuesday night time:
– Consideration of an emergency interim ordinance to make sure new improvement throughout the road from single-family zones offers stepbacks as envisioned within the Freeway 99 remaining Environmental Affect Assertion.
– Presentation of Metropolis of Edmonds Stormwater Administration Motion Plan (SMAP) to fulfill federal stormwater allow necessities. (See our earlier story here.)
– Updates to town’s worker reimbursement coverage
– An modification to town’s bicycle parking code.
– An replace on town’s summer time outreach relating to the 2024 Complete Plan Replace.
The hybrid assembly will start at 7 p.m. in council chambers, Public Security Advanced, 250 fifth Ave. N. in downtown Edmonds. To attend just about, click on on or paste the next Zoom assembly hyperlink into an online browser utilizing a pc or good cellphone: zoom.us/j/95798484261. Or remark by cellphone: US: +1 253 215 8782 Webinar ID: 957 9848 4261
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