Forest Park IL and Shoreline WA

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Here's an interesting article, written in 2013, by a man from the Chicago suburbs who dreams of Shoreline.

It’s strange to see the difference in planning between a town like Forest Park and a town like Shoreline just north of Seattle in Washington. (Shoreline Sustainability Page) Forest Park’s 78- page comprehensive plan is a joke compared to Shoreline’s 182-page in-depth Environmental Sustainability Strategy updated in July of 2008 or their 244-page Transportation Master Plan updated in 2011. (Shoreline ESS, 2008) (Shoreline Transit Master Plan) 
I was speechless after reading through these two documents and paging through the community’s website. This town has basically created a framework for every municipality to follow in every aspect of sustainability.
Read it here to see how we look from the outside.


Anonymous,  February 19, 2015 at 11:48 PM  

Far more important is how Shoreline looks from the inside, up close and personal. Raising the bar for other cities? That might well be a side effect, but should never be the goal of any city. A city exists solely to serve its residents, not some greater good. On that score, the City of Shoreline has a lot to learn.

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