What price progress?
I've been following the debate over the Harbor Point master plan. The focus of the debate seems to be the 55-foot height limit.
I agree that this deserves serious consideration, but I've haven't noticed concern about population density.
I'm sure the local businesses support more residents in town to support them. (As they should).
More residents produce more taxes, which makes life easier for the politicians.
I have no problem with any of this, but my concern is: who is looking out for the "quality of life" in Edmonds?
The plan calls for about 350 new residential units, (about 700 new autos living in the bowl). The plan calls for new parking for the new residents and businesses, but I don't see any of this as a benefit to the existing residents.
Am I the only one tired of the traffic jams and parking problems on any sunny summer weekend in our little town?
I support prosperity and growth, but I greatly fear Edmonds is headed towards becoming a "carnival town."
Is this progress?