Sunday, March 27, 2016
From the City of Shoreline
On March 16, Futurewise awarded the City a Livable Communities Award for its 185th Street Station Subarea Plan. The award recognizes the City’s efforts to encourage smart growth in the community through adoption of policies and regulations that exemplify smart land use principles, which help to create healthy communities.
“As the region continues to grow, so will Shoreline,” stated Shoreline Mayor Chris Roberts. “The work we did on the 185th Street Station Subarea helps ensure that growth is concentrated around transit investments instead of allowing it to spread throughout the city. This will help create a more walkable community, with greater housing options, and will better support neighborhood businesses.”
The City has resumed the planning process for the 145th Street Station Subarea Plan, which will be a similar process to the 185th planning process. More information and find out about upcoming meetings here.
As a smart growth advocate, Futurewise works to protect forests, farms, and shorelines by limiting development on critical rural and resource lands and habitat. Futurewise’s Livable Communities program advocates and promotes vibrant, compact, livable development in our urban communities by supporting housing options, transportation choices, and smart development patterns.