Friday, February 8, 2013
The February Richmond Beach Community Association General Meeting Promises to be Lively!
By Jerry Patterson, RBCA Vice President
Are you up to date on breaking news about Point Wells? Do you know what’s happening at the negotiating table? Are you current on the December 2012 Washington Court of Appeals decision that affects you and your community?
Get answers to these questions and more at the RBCA General Meeting on February 12, 7:30pm, at the Richmond Beach Congregational Church located at 1512 NW 195th in Shoreline. Also use this opportunity to ask other things you have on your mind about Point Wells.
Point Wells stuff is happening fast and decisions may be coming at a rapid-fire pace. The RBCA Board will do our part to create forums for discussion. Please do your part to stay informed by coming to our February General Meeting.
An update by members of the City of Shoreline staff and Save Richmond Beach will include:
- the role of future community involvement on this topic,
- status of legal challenges in the court system,
- financial impact of a Point Wells project on the City of Shoreline and
- negotiations between the City of Shoreline and the developer.
In addition, learn what the City of Shoreline has in the works regarding a Traffic Corridor Study.
City staff will be hosting a 30-minute open house from 7:00 to 7:30pm prior to the start of the meeting. This will be an opportunity for you to get additional information about the Traffic Corridor Study process and to ask questions about the Point Wells development one-on-one with City staff.
RBCA needs to hear from you NOW. If Point Wells happens, tell us what improvements need to occur in order to maintain the current quality of life in the greater Richmond Beach community. Examples include walkways linking parks, pedestrian overpasses on Richmond Beach Road and sidewalks on cut-through streets to reduce the negative impact of heavy traffic and burying power/utility lines underground to offset diminishing property values caused by the development at Point Wells.
Any comments received by February 15 will be considered in a summary RBCA will send to the City of Shoreline and BSRE so they know what you think. Bring your comments to the meeting on February 12, email them, or mail to PO Box 60186, Shoreline, WA 98160-0186.
We are counting on seeing you there!