With its VISION 2040 Awards, the Puget Sound Regional Council has recognized six projects and programs from around the region.
The awards showcase work done to implement the region's long-range growth, economic development and transportation strategy, according to a recent council release.
This year's winners include the Pierce County Agriculture Program, “a successful program,” according to the council, that strengthens “support for farming and farmers to ensure agriculture remains a healthy component of the Pierce County community.”
Other honorees include 12th Avenue Arts, of Seattle; Fourth Street Improvements, of Bremerton; Arbor Village in Mountlake Terrace;
Redmond's Central Connector; and the City of Everett’s Residential Infill Measures Report, which is aimed at increasing residential development capacity in the Snohomish County city.
VISION 2040 guides the council’s growth management, economic and transportation strategy, and is designed “to meet the needs of the 5 million people expected to be living in the region in 2040. It is an integrated, long-range vision for the future that lays out a strategy for maintaining a healthy region-promoting the well-being of people and communities, economic vitality, and a healthy environment.”