How Snohomish County Zoning Is Hobbling a Neighborhood

Land use notice and “Save Our Neighborhood” sign previously at the income-restricted Axis Apartments site

Located between Everett and Mukilteo is the Fairmount neighborhood, where current conditions, recent development, and changing interests on where people want to live is now putting it and similar neighborhoods at risk of going into decline.

While new homes […]

News Roundup: Shipping Containers

A collection of recent news:

Mountlake Terrace launches special Comp Plan update website (April 24, 2015, MLTnews) Lynnwood City Council schedules Public Hearing on proposal to ban shipping containers in residential zones (April 26, 2015, Lynnwood Today) City issues Determination of Non-significance for Highway 99 housing project; public comment period closes May 8 (April 26, […]

News Roundup: Street Crime

A collection of recent news:

Hearing examiner recommends approval of bleachers and fencing — but not lights — for Woodway playfield project (April 10, 2015, My Edmonds News) Lynnwood Chick-fil-A set to open May 7 (April 10, 2015, Lynnwood Today) Is Everett Declaring War Against Those Experiencing Homelessness? (April 11, 2015, My Everett News) Work […]

News Roundup: Transit Safety

A collection of recent news:

Lynnwood road is sinking an inch per year (March 26, 2015, The Everett Herald) Travelers feels unsafe at Everett Station, report finds (March 30, 2015, The Everett Herald)

From the Edmonds Mayor: The importance of a vibrant community (April 3, 2015, My Edmonds News)

Residents urge Edmonds […]

The I-5 Peak-Hour HOV-3 Lanes Idea

Northbound I-5 in Lynnwood

On most workday mornings, thousands of people in the Seattle area commute on Interstate 5 by moving slowly down the freeway. On most workday afternoons, thousands of people in the Seattle area commute on Interstate 5 by moving slowly down the freeway.

Whether its by driving alone in a car, […]

News Roundup: Apartments

A collection of recent news:

Parents raise health concerns about turf fields planned for Woodway campus (March 13, 2015, My Edmonds News) Work continuing on new SHAG senior living complex (March 14, 2015, MLTnews) City Council passes emergency ordinance regarding filing of dueling land-use applications (March 18, 2015, My Edmonds News) In comments to state, […]

News Roundup: Commercial Flights

A collection of recent news:

Scene in Edmonds: Latest fine-tuning to Sunset Avenue parking [and 68 comments] (My Edmonds News, March 2, 2015) Snohomish County Council approves passenger terminal at Paine Field (My Edmonds News, March 2, 2015) County Council takes key step toward commercial flights at Paine Field (The Everett Herald, March 2, 2015) […]

Website News and Annexation Updates

PugetSoundScape will be undergoing a redesign over the next few weeks, and some features, articles, and pages may not be available for periods of time. Advertising space would be provided on the sidebar and possibly at other locations as well. Also in the works is setting up an online store for purchasing selected photos.

Also, […]

News Roundup: Paine Field

A collection of recent news:

Work starts on new Senior apartment complex (MLTnews, February 13, 2015) Progress on Paine Field terminal makes tiny step forward (The Everett Herald, February 14, 2015) Paine Field commercial flights met with opposition at hearing (The Everett Herald, February 18, 2015) Mukilteo affirms opposition to commercial service at Paine Field […]

The Case for South Mukilteo Annexation

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Located next to Puget Sound in Snohomish County is Mukilteo, a city of more than 20,000. First located at what is now the northern end of the city, it gradually expanded southward, and the last annexation involved the city annexing the Harbour Pointe area in 1991. To the […]