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Lynnwood Avoids Defunding Transportation Department with Mayoral Veto and Failed Override

By close vote Monday, the Lynnwood City Council failed to override Mayor Christine Frizzell's veto of a bill repealing a $40 car tab fee,...

Lynnwood Votes to Streamline Additional Housing in City Center, Avoiding Reactionary Backslide

On Monday night, the Lynnwood City Council voted to continue permitting new housing units and office space in its City Center neighborhood, immediately adjacent...

Lynnwood Considers Toothless Complete Streets Ordinance

A relative flood of new grant opportunities for tribes, cities, towns and counties is on its way as a result of the passage of...

Is Lynnwood Headed for a Housing Backlash?

Sound Transit plans to open Lynnwood Link in 2024, but the Lynnwood City Council is already signaling some hesitancy about transit-oriented development near the...
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Lynnwood’s City Center: Transforming Strip Malls into a Dense Urban Neighborhood

Like many suburban American cities that saw major growth in the second half of the 20th century, Lynnwood lacks a defined central commercial area....

Planting Seeds for a City Center in Lynnwood

When we warned of a stroad growing in Lynnwood due to highway widening plans, it cast a negative light on Lynnwood's plans to develop...

A Stroad Grows in Lynnwood: 196th St SW

Lynnwood is on a path toward disaster with its latest stroad designs for 196th St SW, a road bisecting the city's regional growth center near...