Edmonds port withdraws its plan for Harbor Square

EDMONDS — The Port of Edmonds has withdrawn its plans to redevelop Harbor Square into a five-story complex of shops, restaurants, offices and public open space.

The port bought the business park for $13.5 million in 2006. The commercial center is located along Dayton Street between Edmonds Way, the railroad tracks and the marsh. It’s home to the Harbor Inn, Harbor Square Athletic Club and several small businesses.

The port’s plan, in the works for three years, met opposition from the City Council, leading the Port Commission to pull the plug on the plan, port director Bob McChesney said. He sent a letter to the city planning department April 3 notifying officials of the port’s decision. Port Commission president James Orvis sent a separate letter to city elected officials on Tuesday.

The port’s plan would have required the city to allow buildings up to 20 feet taller than the current maximum height permitted at Harbor Square, 35 feet.

The port will hang on to the property, McChesney said.

“We will continue to operate it as is,” he said.

Bill Sheets: 425-339-3439; sheets@heraldnet.com.

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