2016 Comprehensive Plan Update

The City is beginning work on a major update to the city’s comprehensive plan scheduled to be completef by 2016.  The major update is required by state law as a “periodic update” and will include significant opportunities for public involvement and input.  The Planning Advisory Board will be facilitating the process for public input in…

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Second Street Construction Update #9

Hello Langley, Project Overview We are in the final month of the project with completion expected during the second week of June.  Only a few small areas of sidewalk remain to be poured at the east and west ends of the project along with the crosswalks at the Anthes and Cascade Intersections.  The rain garden…

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Doghouse – Part II

Moratorium The City Council unanimously passed ordinance 999 at the May 5, 2014 meeting establishing a moratorium on applications for the demolition of historic structures.  The intent of the ordinance is not to establish an outright prohibition on demolition, but to allow time to consider standards that would have to be met prior to any…

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The Doghouse

The news that the owners of the Doghouse intend to tear down the structure is sure to ignite a debate within the community.  Before addressing the legal issues it should be made clear that the city supports the preservation and restoration of the Doghouse.  The Record did a reasonable job covering the issues in Saturday’s newspaper article,…

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Second Street Construction Update #8

Hello Langley, We are wrapping up week 14 of the Second Street Project and the finish line is in sight.  The project remains on schedule with completion estimated for the first part of June. The last panel of the concrete street section was poured on Thursday April 24th.  The remaining concrete work includes the stamped concrete…

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Second Street Construction Update #7

Hello Langley, The project is taking shape!  The rain garden has been formed, the seat-walls are up, the plaza concrete base is poured and we even have a small section of sidewalk installed (with the exception of the scoring) at the west end.  We are two months away from the estimated completion date and the…

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Second Street Construction Update #6 + Design Plans

Hello Langley, First, a big thank you to everyone involved in putting on the very successful Monsters on Machines Event last Saturday.  Special thanks go to Langley Main Street, South Whidbey Commons, SRV Construction, Moonraker Books and local author Deb Lund (author of Monsters on Machines children’s book) for planning and participating in the event.…