Open letter to Ridgecrest and Parkwood residents

Friday, July 19, 2013



145TH/155TH STATION-AREA VISIONING MEETING
Thursday, August 1, 2013
6-8pm

Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church
14724 1st Ave NE
(near Twin Ponds Park)

Ridgecrest and Parkwood Neighbors,

Sound Transit has just released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with details about potential station alignments, impacts, and mitigations. This DEIS evaluates potential stations at 185th Street AND 145th OR 155th Streets

The Sound Transit Board will likely make a decision about whether they prefer a station at 145th or 155th this fall at which time the City of Shoreline will begin the station subarea planning process. 

Subarea planning will aim to define the area influenced by a future station and develop a vision about the surrounding neighborhood in terms of transportation access, public amenities, land use (ex. housing, retail, restaurants, etc) and aesthetics. 

The first 145th/155th Street Station-Area Visioning Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 1, 6-8pm at the Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church at 14724 1st Ave. NE, near Twin Ponds Park.

The 185th Street Station-Area Citizens Committee has already formed, but because the decision between 145th and 155th has not been made, a committee has yet to be created.

It is critical that we have a strong voice in the upcoming process to guide policy decisions that favor and benefit our neighborhoods. To that end, the Ridgecrest and Parkwood Neighborhood Associations will have a table set up at the August 1st meeting to engage neighborhood leaders interested in forming a Citizens Committee.

Please join us at this meeting to make your voice heard. Now is the time to shape our community for generations to come.

Chair/Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association

Chair/Parkwood Neighborhood Association


4 comments:

Bix Gomez July 20, 2013 at 9:54 AM  

Seeing as there is already a freeway interchange, complete with both local and express bus stops, at I-5 and 145th, adding a railway station at 145th would seem to me more logical. But, a depot at 155th would be a bit closer to my home, so for that reason alone, let's put it there!

Brent July 21, 2013 at 8:25 PM  

In addition to Bix Gomez' comment there is the fact that there is a clear east/west arterial at 145th but not at 155th. This would mean a needless increase in rush hour traffic on non-arterial residential streets.

Brent July 21, 2013 at 8:27 PM  

Is there a map with better resolution?

Bix Gomez August 1, 2013 at 4:15 PM  

Brent (though I doubt anyone receives notice of posts here),

There are more maps that you can download as PDFs here:
http://shorelinewa.gov/index.aspx?page=820

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