145th rezone - Planning Commission public hearing April 7

Monday, March 28, 2016

Following a break for a Corridor Study for 145th Street, the Planning Commission has begun hosting discussions about the 145th Street Station Subarea Plan.

The Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 7 at 7:00pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall.


The focus of the hearing will be zoning scenarios analyzed as part of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and any modifications proposed to date. The goal is for the Commission to select one “Preferred Alternative” zoning scenario for Council consideration.

At their May 2 meeting, Shoreline City Council may discuss, amend, and/or adopt this Preferred Alternative for further study in the Final EIS.

The project page for the 145th Street Station Subarea Plan has been updated to include all maps, including one that the Commission will use as a base from which to make any modifications. See the City webpage for more information and to review maps.

Citizens may submit comments directly to the Planning Commission at plancom@shorelinewa.gov.

Contact Miranda Redinger, Senior Planner, with questions.



3 comments:

Nanook March 29, 2016 at 5:24 PM  

Now they're going to screw their neighborhood just like they did ours. Just wonderful 70 foot apartments in residential areas with no parking so the street is cluttered and you can hardly get through.

Anonymous,  March 30, 2016 at 8:13 AM  

The City dropped this "new map" on the day of the last planning commission meeting, so no one had time to examine it and prepare comments in advance. How many times will the map change before the public hearing? Who knows?

Get a load of this title on the map: "Light Rail Committee Recommendation" http://www.shorelinewa.gov/home/showdocument?id=25425

Let's get real here, this "recommendation" is a consensus on the lesser of two evils that the committee was forced to choose between.

Did it ever occur to anyone that there was never any alternative similar to the 'Some Growth' scenario for 185th with R-18 and R-24 densities? Nope! Just mega-densities with "cute" names like 'connecting corridors' and 'compact community' to distract us all.

If you're not familiar with the term 'white paper', it's "a sales and marketing document used to entice or persuade potential customers to learn more about or purchase a particular product, service, technology or methodology." The City of Shoreline has spent taxpayer money to have their consultants piece together a "white paper" explaining how not just development, but high-density development is going to be "GOOD" for the wetlands in Paramount Park. That's right, "GOOD" for the wetlands, watershed, trees, wildlife in this natural area.

Well, there just so happens to be a wetland scientist who disagrees with the authors of this "pretend science" white paper. http://www.shorelinewa.gov/Home/ShowDocument?id=25573

We know that no matter how many people show up over these next few months or email formal comments and demand that the City reduce the density to more reasonable levels (especially around Paramount Park) won't make one shred of difference in the end. They're going to do exactly what they want to do... whatever fits in with the City's pro-development agenda. But why not show up just to make a point that even though they say they want public involvement, they really don't. It's just a waste of your time and effort.

Anonymous,  March 30, 2016 at 3:49 PM  

And they are starting with brand new rezone maps! Shoreline City Council is in the pocket of developers!

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