Ah yes, spring is here... we hope. Spring is a time for us to get out in our yards, plant flowers, clean the garage and simply renew! I for one, crave more sun, a little less rain and warmer weather.
And of course, it is a time in Edmonds for our fabulous festivals such as the 4th of July, Taste of Edmonds, the Edmonds Arts Festival, the summer markets, concerts in the park, and the list goes on and on. The quality of life in Edmonds is one of the main reasons many of us live here.
At the same time we begin welcoming in all of our great events, we expect some large City projects to begin to take shape as warmer, drier, weather is the best time to take on various construction projects. We will have a series of Public Works projects get underway, not the least of which is $1.2M of street overlays. We will also have some considerable work started at City Park.
You will also see new private construction projects begin. We are all aware of the extensive expansion of Swedish Edmonds with an added parking garage and 72,000 square feet of medical facility. Also on Highway 99, and nearing completion, is the Snohomish County Community Health Center.
On the waterfront, the addition of Jacobson Marine adds a full-service operation, benefitting our large boating community and the Port District. There are also plans for new multi-family and single family projects either under construction or in the queue.
All of this activity may at times cause some local inconvenience, but they will also improve our quality of life, create local jobs and add to the economic needs of the community.
So, whether you are in your garden, or out and about around town, enjoy the season and enjoy this great city we live in!