MAKERS worked with a steering committee to develop a vision, program, and concept for a 14.6 acre mixed-use project in Edmonds’ Port District. The challenging set of objectives guiding the project included:
- Linking Edmonds’ downtown to the waterfront
- Creating attractive streetfronts, pedestrian connections, and a focal open space
- Enhancing the adjacent Edmonds Marsh
- Adding significantly to the central city’s activity and economy
Because view protection is such a critical and even emotional issue in Edmonds, the team, along with UW College of the Built Environment students, constructed a detailed viewshed model and accurate depictions of the project’s view impacts from numerous locations.
The resulting concept proposed by the steering committee includes 340 dwelling units in a village setting, 50,000 sf of pedestrian-oriented retail space, 9,700 sf of office space, and a parking garage with a health/tennis club situated on the roof. The concept has been embraced by the Downtown Association and provides the springboard for a Port Master Plan Amendment if the City approves the plan as a proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendment.
Port of Edmonds, Washington
Ports and Waterfronts Planning, Community Outreach