Monday, January 18, 2016
|1400 homes in the 185th rezone|
KUOW.org published an article about the density expected for Shoreline with the rezoning for the 185th Transit Station, as well as ideas to redevelop the Shoreline Center for greater density.
Shoreline, just north of Seattle, is a classic suburb facing a very urban challenge.
It is gaining a light rail station at 185th Street and I-5. And that new station is kicking off a vast redevelopment that will change the shape of the city. In all, 1,400 homes have been rezoned for a densified redevelopment that will change this part of the city into something that looks as though it were born in Seattle.
The article covers both sides of the debate.
The imposition of a densified urban vision for the area around the light rail station at 185th is stressful for the people who live there now.
But City Council proceeded, permitting a redevelopment area so vast it could eventually house 50,000 people. The city's current population is around 55,000.
Now the City is working on redevelopment of the 145th Corridor and a rezone around the 145th transit station and mounting a publicity campaign to draw in new business and "millennial" residents.
Read the article here
Upcoming public meetings:
Tuesday, January 19, 2016: 145th St Corridor Project hosted by the Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association, 7pm, Ridgecrest Elementary School, 16516 10th NE.
Thursday, January 21, 2016: Planning Commission Meeting, 7-9pm, Shoreline City Hall Council Chambers, 17500 Midvale Ave N.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016: Light Rail Station and Facility Design Public Meeting, 6-8:30pm, Shorewood High School - Commons and Theatre, 17300 Fremont Ave N.
Thursday, January 28, 2016: 145th Street Station Citizens Committee, 7-8:30pm, Room 301 City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave N.