Deadline to take City of Lynnwood Housing Action Plan survey extended to Dec. 4

The City of Lynnwood is creating a Housing Action Plan to promote housing opportunities that are safe and affordable for everyone — and they need your ideas.

Take the survey in EnglishSpanish, or Korean. The deadline has been extended to Dec. 4

According to the Housing Action Plan webpage, the plan will be shaped by prior planning efforts, data, analysis, and an inclusive public process. Sign up to receive email announcements about this project. Select “Housing Action Plan” to receive project updates.

You can learn more on the plan webpage here.

  1. Developments need to be smarter about long term costs. One example would be to use terrazzo or concrete for floors in apartments. Carpet is unhealthy, has to be replaced often and winds up in landfills. Floors can be covered with rugs, if desired. Initial cost is higher, but much, much more economical in the end.

    Plumbing drains should be larger in both the fixtures and pipes, reducing maintenance problems.

    Safety features such as less flammable materials reduce deaths and costs from fire damage.

    Heating, cooling and a means of evacuating smoke and contaminated air should be as efficient as possible. Cross ventilation and electric fans in both bath and kitchen should be able to move a high volume of air quickly.

    Developments need to be smarter about universal design. Multifamily housing should be flats with at least two elevators available . Features should ALL be accessible.

    Giving out permits to developers and requiring very little from them is foolish.

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