121 5th Avenue North, Edmonds, WA 98020
Phone: (425) 771-0220
Planning administers all City codes related to land use and zoning and processes and coordinates a wide range of land use permits and approvals processed by City staff, the Hearing Examiner, and the ADB. Planning also maintains the Shoreline Master Program and critical areas regulations and reviews all development for compliance with these environmental regulations.
Long-range planning activities include implementation of the State's Growth Management Act and preparing and updating the Comprehensive Plan, as well as preparing or coordinating sub area and functional plans and sustainability initiatives.
Planning works with community groups to plan and implement specific plan elements, such as downtown revitalization and neighborhoodplanning, and supports and implements development code initiatives. Support services provided to the public and other departments include mapping and graphics, database development, and land and building inventories. The division assists in implementing the City's Geographical Information System program.
Boards and commissions provided support by the Planning Division include:
- Planning Board
- Hearing Examiner
- Architectural Design Board
- Historic Preservation Commission
- Mayor’s Climate Protection Committee
- Tree Board