DATE CORRECTION: Ashworth Avenue N sidewalk project open house Tuesday, Mar 8

Sunday, February 20, 2011

CORRECTION:  The date of the Open House is Tuesday, March 8.  

The City of Shoreline will hold an open house on Tuesday, March 8 from 6:30 to 8 pm in the Shoreline City Hall Council Chambers re the Ashworth Avenue N Priority Sidewalk Project, N 185th Street to N 192nd Street.

Ashworth was prioritized for sidewalks because it is a school walk route to Echo Lake Elementary. The project is planned for construction this summer.

When the City says "Open House" they generally mean they will have exhibits on easels with staff standing by to answer questions and explain the project details.

Then, about a half-hour into the time frame, they gather everyone for a formal presentation. Questions can also be answered during this session. There is usually time after the formal presentation to speak to staff individually.

The City will have information about the present scope, schedule, and design elements for the new sidewalk, parking, and draining improvements along the east side of Ashworth Avenue N.

At the first neighborhood meeting on June 23, 2010, some Ashworth residents were shocked to find out where their property lines were. Because Shoreline has an old intrastructure and was originally built to rural standards, property lines to the street were often never clearly delineated. If you can find the official street edge, generally speaking your property line is twelve feet back. That twelve feet is public right-of-way and belongs to the City.

For more information, contact Jon Jordan of Public Works or visit the City website pages here and here.

--Diane Hettrick


Mrs.R.Anderson February 21, 2011 at 10:00 AM  

Hello and Good Day,
Wondering here: Is there anything else more specific to what sounds like an arbitrary border assignment of public right-of-way? The "twelve feet" referenced in the "Ashworth Ave North Sidewalk Project" as being the "public right-of-way" - according to my own family's Shoreline property deed documents - does not apply to us. Perhaps that "twelve feet" mentioned applies only to some very specific properties, then? Our property documents state that only "four feet" of it is "public" or a "utilities right-of-way," with additional verbiage instructing us to remember that four-feet distance when building our residential fences.
Thank you for answer. Take care.
~ Ryl Anderson

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