Saturday, February 16, 2013
The City is still working with the developer, BSRE Point Wells, LP (BSRE), on establishing dates for the Point Wells Transportation Corridor Study. Tentative dates had been set for late February, but those dates have changed. As soon as the City and BSRE have established dates, the City will immediately distribute information.
The Transportation Corridor Study is one component of BSRE’s larger Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process that it needs to do for Snohomish County’s permitting process. The City and BSRE are working with Snohomish County to ensure the Transportation Corridor Study will satisfy the EIS transportation study requirements and that any mitigation determined under the Transportation Corridor Study will be accepted by Snohomish County.
The process for the corridor study is anticipated to include a combination of workshops and open houses totaling six (6) meetings and lasting approximately two months. Conducting a transportation corridor study will allow the community, City staff, and BSRE to examine the effects of additional traffic on Richmond Beach Drive, Richmond Beach Road, surrounding side streets and other major intersections continuing on N 185th Street to I-5. This includes looking at the time spent waiting at intersections, ability for residents to safely access their driveways or intersections, and safety concerns for pedestrians and bicyclists.
To keep up to date on the latest Point Wells news and to be contacted about any upcoming meetings, sign up for an ENews account on the City’s website. There will be a Point Wells specific box you can check to receive emails specifically about Point Wells. As new information or meeting dates arise, the City will send you information. Sign-up on the City website.