Edmonds City Bulletin

Area around Fountain will close in addition to Main Street for more pleasant pedestrian experience

Last weekend’s Walkable Main Street Pilot Project was so popular that Edmonds City Mayor Mike Nelson announced the City will do it again this weekend, June 27 and 28. Based on feedback, more street sections will close for outdoor dining and walking, and the timeframe will expand.

Street closures and timeframe
In order to provide a safe pedestrian experience around the Fountain, 5th Avenue will also be closed, in addition to Main Street between 3rd and 6th Avenues.

Regarding 5th Avenue closures:
Fifth Avenue will be closed between the alley next to the Historical Museum on the north and Dayton Street on the south.
Drivers must use 4th Avenue or 6th Avenue both days as cross streets.

These street closures will be in effect as follows: 
On Saturday, June 27 from 10 am to 10 pm
On Sunday, June 28 from 10 am to 9 pm 

“We have had a lot of positive feedback about the pilot project last weekend,” said Mayor Nelson. “We had some suggestions, and we are now incorporating many of these suggestions. We believe that providing more space for safe and comfortable pedestrian flow helps promote social distancing while still patronizing our local businesses. We strongly encourage everyone to continue to wear masks while enjoy their visit to Main Street.” 

Mayor Nelson encourages businesses in other areas, like Westgate, Five Corners, and in the Highway 99 Corridor to also move tables outside. If it is private property, no additional City permits are needed for these temporary, pop-up events.


In addition to parking on streets in the area, the Edmonds Downtown Alliance has worked with local businesses to make after-hours parking available in various parts of Downtown Edmonds.

  • Bank of America parking lots at 3rd and Main (after 1pm Saturday, all day Sunday) 
  • US Bank parking lot at 4th and Dayton (all day Saturday and Sunday) 
  • Sound Credit Union parking lot at 5th and Dayton (after 1pm Saturday, all day Sunday
  • In addition, the owner of the future Main Street Commons project, Mike McMurray, will continue to make the parking lot at 6th and Main open to the public during these hours on weekends. 

Public porta-potties will be available next to the temporarily closed public restroom building next to City Hall. 

The City wants to thank local businesses for their participation in Walkable Main Street. It wouldn’t happen without you. We encourage residents to come downtown and enjoy local restaurants and retailers. Our businesses have been through a lot these past few months, and your patronage will go far to bringing back the Edmonds business community.

June 15, 2020 City Bulletin

  • COVID-19 updates
  • New COVID-19 business support page
  • Flowerbaskets sell out
  • Main Street opens for pedestrians June 20-21
  • Equity and Justice Tsak Force
  • Meadowdale Preschool graduation

May 29, 2020 City Bulletin 

  • COVID-19 information for Edmonds
  • Main Street opens for outdoor experience
  • Summer paving schedule

May 7, 2020 City Bulletin 

  • Financial Update
  • Community COVID-19 questions answered
  • Parks plans

April 21, 2020 City Bulletin 

  • Sunset Avenue closes
  • City's financial strategy
  • $200,000 in relief funds
  • What you can do to help local businesses stay in business
  • Edmonds flower baskets available for sponsorship

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