Snohomish City Council approves further study on using part of Ludwig park space for housing
SNOHOMISH — Avenue B neighbors pleaded to the City Council to not accept a rezone request to let a parking lot face their street. Meanwhile, the council gave the city a go-ahead to study the viability of designating part of its park space at 2000 Ludwig Road for housing.
These land use matters were among those up for consideration for the city’s 2022 Comprehensive Plan docket.
The Avenue B rezone request came from the owners of Kla-Ha-Ya Village plaza on Avenue D. The plaza sought a rezone from residential to commercial for the land under three houses behind the plaza along Avenue B so the plaza could expand its parking lot. More than 15 neighbors living on the dead-end street asked the council to say no.
The City Council voted 7-0 to greenlight studying the park land and four other areas. It dismissed the Avenue B rezone request as well as a request from the owner of the Snohomish Shell gas station on Second Street, in the city’s Historic Business District, to put up an electronic sign to show gas prices because people are tampering with his gas price board placards. A sign here would have required a city code change to allow electronic signs in the entirety of the Historic Business District.
Other items the council approved are to study increasing housing density in the area north of Blackman Lake, in the city’s northwest corner and in the area west of state Route 9 between Weaver Road and Tenth Street.
The council’s vote last week merely decided which items will be processed for the city planning department to study further during 2022.
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