Southern Gateway Subarea Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement

Monday, March 25, 2013

Corrected 3-25-2013 7:12pm
Bothell Way Southern Gateway subarea

The Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Southern Gateway Subarea Plan has been published. This step signals the completion of the environmental analysis of the proposed Southern Gateway Subarea Plan. The primary focus of the Final EIS is responding to public comments on the Draft EIS. In addition to the summary of comments, responses and various corrections, three new sections regarding Police Services (5.2.3, 5.2.4, 5.2.5) are added and the Aesthetics section (5.2.6) is revised and expanded to address comments regarding shadow impacts.

Copies of the Final EIS may be obtained for the cost of printing ($5.00) at the City Hall on March 18, 2013 at the address below. Copies of the Final EIS and the Draft EIS are available for viewing at the following locations:

• City of Lake Forest Park City Hall, 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

• Lake Forest Park Library (KCLS) Lake Forest Park Town Center, 17171 Bothell Way N.E. #A-134, Lake Forest Park, 98155

• City of Lake Forest Park website under the Planning and Building Department webpage, under Long Range Planning

The Council will hold its last Work Session on the plan at City Hall this coming Monday, March 25 at 6:30pm, and is scheduled to vote on the relevant ordinances 1056 and 1057 on Thursday, March 28 at 7:00pm. Citizens may comment at the March 28th meeting at 7:15 pm before the Council vote.

GovWatch, the citizens' action group, reported on the desire of area residents to modify the plan and is urging those citizens to comment at the Thursday council meeting.

According to GovWatch:
Southern Gateway neighborhood residents have submitted a petition with over one hundred signatures from all over LFP to amend the plan recommended by the Planning Commission and now being considered by the Council. The citizen petition calls on the City to reduce the allowable density to about 18 dwelling units per acre, and to reduce the allowable height to less than 7 stories. Citizens are very concerned with the implications of increased traffic both in the neighborhood and onto 522. Their goal is to amend the Plan not to stop it.


Anonymous,  March 26, 2013 at 3:49 PM  

Would these be the same people that fought the Elks when they wanted to put in some senior/SHAG housing on the NE side of their property several years ago?

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