Report: Snohomish County review board to set guidelines for urban center development

Friday, August 26, 2011

By Evan Smith

Snohomish County is about to start a board to set guidelines for large-scale urban center developments such as the one proposed at Point Wells, the Everett Herald reports.

The Herald reported Thursday that Snohomish County is seeking volunteers for an “Urban Centers Design Review Board.”

The Herald reported that the board is authorized under county code and serves in an advisory role for urban center development applications. It reviews a project only if an applicant fails to reach a design agreement with the city or town in whose urban growth area the project is located or borders.

The proposed Point Wells development is in Woodway's urban-growth area and is just across the County line from the City of Shoreline.

A developer has proposed building a 3,100-unit condominium on a former industrial site along Puget Sound in southwest Snohomish County. The only access to the site is along a two-lane road in the Richmond Beach area of Shoreline.


Anonymous,  August 26, 2011 at 7:31 AM  

Is Shoreline Area News going to report on the latest "settlement" proposal and upcoming meeting on Point Wells?

Anonymous,  August 26, 2011 at 8:25 AM  

SAN did report on the latest Point Wells news on August 24. Check those earlier posts.

Valerie Craig,  August 26, 2011 at 8:36 AM  

Shoreline Area News already reported on the upcoming meeting concerning Point Wells. It was posted on 8/24. See

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