Point Wells DEIS Workshop June 14 sponsored by four neighborhoods - last chance to register concerns
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
|Architect's rendition 2012|
The concept has changed over time
Point Wells DEIS Workshop
Tuesday, June 14, 7:30pm
Richmond Beach Congregational Church
1512 NW 195th Street, Lower Level
From the Richmond Beach Community Association
As many of you may know, a developer plans to put a 3,000 unit development at the north end of Richmond Beach Drive in Snohomish County. When fully built, the project likely will produce many negative impacts to our neighborhoods’ quality of life, for example:
- An increase in traffic of 15,000 – 20,000 car trips daily on Richmond Beach Road and neighborhood local streets;
- Cut-through traffic that will spill onto our quiet roadways;
- Multiple high-rise towers of at least 180 feet;
- An escalation of noise levels in our community;
- Irreversible damage to the existing aquatic and land wildlife on the Puget Sound near shore of the Point Wells property.
If you are concerned about how a development the size of a small city will affect you and your neighborhood, you may have only one more chance to register your concerns to local officials!
Snohomish County has announced they will release a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) within the next few months. Once it is released, you will have only a 45-day period to submit comments expressing your concerns. After the 45-day window closes shut, community members who fail to officially comment in a timely way lose their right to further challenges to the final EIS when it is published.
What can you do about it?
On June 14, the neighborhoods of Innis Arden, Richmond Highlands, Hillwood, and Richmond Beach will sponsor a workshop to help you get ready to comment on the DEIS. There are very specific guidelines for submitting your comments. At the workshop, we will help you learn how to effectively prepare your comments for submission during the 45-day public comment period.
Save the date!
We suggest you go right now to put on your calendar the workshop on DEIS preparation.
It will be held Tuesday, June 14, 7:30pm, at the Richmond Beach Congregational Church, 1512 NW 195th Street in Shoreline.
And then alert all your neighbors to the workshop and encourage them to join them you for what may be your last chance to express concerns.