Shoreline City Council Recap for June and July 2011

Sunday, July 31, 2011

From the Office of the Shoreline City Manager

On July 25, 2011, the Shoreline City Council adopted the Town Center Subarea Plan and Development Code identifying the lands along Aurora Avenue N between N 170th and N 188th Streets between Linden and Stone Avenues as the core of an emerging Town Center. With good transit services along Aurora, the Town Center capitalizes on its central location in Shoreline and its “close-in” regional location as a focal point for much of the City’s future commercial and residential growth.

The Town Center area will encourage redevelopment that connects, respects and protects the single family neighborhoods that adjoin the District immediately to the east and west. Design standards will greatly improve the area’s attractiveness and encourage people to gather, walk and shop. This includes ample sidewalks, plazas, storefronts and green spaces.

Town Center is envisioned to be a neighborhood for the whole City.

Below is a recap of the Shoreline City Council’s work for the months of June and July:

  • 2012-2017 Capital Improvement Plan
  • Amendments to the Fee Schedule and the Shoreline Municipal Code (SMC) regarding the use of Shoreline facilities
  • New franchise agreement between City and Seattle Public Utilities for water service in Shoreline
  • Update to Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan
  • Animal control services update
  • Town Center Subarea Plan
  • Park at Town Center Master Plan
  • Town Center development regulations
  • Transportation Master Plan-Bicycle Plan, Pedestrian Plan, Transit Plan, Master Street Plan and Sustainability Procedures

Public Hearings
  • 2012-2017 Capital Improvement Plan
  • 2012-2017 Transportation Improvement Program
  • Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan

Action Taken
  • Adopted Ordinance 602 amending the Fee Schedule and the SMC regarding the use of Shoreline facilities
  • Appointed the Special Member to the Shoreline Landmarks and Heritage Commission, which is operated by the King County Landmarks and Heritage Commission
  • Appointed the first youth members to the Shoreline Library Board
  • Adopted the 2011-2012 Planning Commission Work Plan
  • Adopted Ordinance 606 approving a new franchise agreement with Seattle Public Utilities for water service in Shoreline
  • Approved Neighborhood Mini-Grant for Richmond Highlands Neighborhood Association
  • Approved Resolution No. 314 amending the City’s Employee Handbook regarding the City’s layoff policy
  • Adopted Ordinance 607 adopting the 2012-2017 Capital Improvement Plan
  • Approved Resolution No 315 adopting 2012-2017 Transportation Improvement Program
  • Authorized City Manager to enter into an enhanced animal control services interlocal agreement with Regional Animal Services of King County
  • Authorize City Manager to obligate $6,357,839 of Washington State DOT Regional Mobility Grant funds for the Aurora Corridor Project
  • Adopted Ordinance 611 to establish a moratorium on collective medicinal marijuana gardens and establish interim regulations
  • Authorized City Manager to obligate $385,000 of Safe Routes to School Grant funds for the Briarcrest Safe Routes Project
  • Approved Resolution No. 316 adopting 2011-2016 PROS Plan
  • Adopted Ordinance 609 amending the Comprehensive Plan by adding the Town Center Subarea Plan and amending the City’s Development Code with the Town Center District Development Regulations

For more information on the items outlined above and to obtain the most updated agenda for City Council meetings, go to the Council webpage  For information about the City of Shoreline in general, go to the City webpage


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