Report from Shoreline City Manager's Office - week of Nov 18

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

From the Office of the Shoreline City Manager - the update for the week of November 18, 2013:

Future Council Meeting - November 25

  • Community Presentation – Compass Housing and Ronald Methodist Church will be present to provide a presentation on their proposed Ronald Commons project to be located behind the Church at 178th Street between Aurora Avenue North and Linden Avenue North.
  • 2014 Budget and Property Tax Levy Adoption
  • Utility Work Plan Update – Staff will provide Council an update on the work plans for the next few years to successfully integrate the wastewater and SPU water utilities with City operations.
  • Special Legislative Session and Potential Transportation Package

It is still unclear if a Special Session will be called for the purpose of proposing a Transportation Package. It does not appear that there will be an agreement by the time that the Legislature will have their committee meetings on November 21, although the Governor is hoping for a package by November 29. Here is a link to a discussion on the latest issues.

Light Rail

  • Sound Transit Preferred Alternative - Sound Transit Board will announce its preferred alternatives for constructing the Lynwood Link light rail route on Thursday, November 21. Last week the Sound Transit Capital Committee approved a motion identifying the Preferred Alternative for Lynnwood Link and it contains everything that the City had requested:
    • Mostly at-grade
    • Station at 145th that relocates the northbound I-5 on-ramp (station and garage located adjacent to each other)
    • Station at 185th with parking garage on the west
    • Pedestrian improvements on the 185th street bridge (not a rebuild)
    • Include retained cut station/alignment that would allow for future construction of a station at 130th.
    • They will be evaluating options that include 130th as a station now and as a future station.
  • Here’s a link if you want to see the animation of the proposed alternatives for the Lynnwood Link extension coming to Shoreline.
  • Community Design Workshops - Between the eight small group sessions and community workshop held on November 5 and 6 (housing workshop actually took place on November 13), approximately 150 people participated in the Design Dialogue Workshop series. The intent of these workshops was to refine high-level goals from visioning exercises and focus more specifically on design. There will be a follow-up workshop series in early 2014 where consultants will present computer models based on input generated at the November meetings. These workshops will also serve to present alternatives and allow for public comment with regard to the City’s DEIS process and potential scenarios for rezoning that will be the culmination of adoption of the subarea plan.

Fatal Car/Pedestrian Accident
On Thursday evening, a 76 year-old Shoreline woman was fatally struck by a vehicle as she tried to cross the NW Richmond Beach Road in front of the QFC. She was dressed in dark clothing and was crossing mid-block. As she stepped off the curb she was struck by a westbound car. There are no indications that alcohol or speed played a factor in the collision. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

This and That

  • Official word is out. The City has received a Youth Sports Facilities Grant (YSFG) award from King County for Sunset School Park in the amount of $65,000. The grant will allow the City to install new tot lot play equipment, baseball and soccer field improvements, including an accessible path form the upper fields to the lower park area.
  • November 22 at 7 p.m. at The Bounty (17551 15th Ave NE) will be the first Tierra Caliente Concert partially funded by the City’s business mini-grant program.
  • The City’s Specialized Recreation Program’s Drama for Life will have its culminating performance for the fall quarter on November 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Shoreline Community College. The City’s Special Recreation Drama Club will be presenting Little Red Riding Hood.
  • November 23 is the Holiday Crafts Market at Spartan Recreation Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Anonymous,  November 20, 2013 at 2:45 PM  

regarding the "Fatal Car/Pedestrian Accident": We live in Richmond Beach, and are up and down this road all the time. Since it is such a long stretch between crosswalks (with apartments on one side, and QFC on the other), it is VERY common that people cross mid-block, without a light. It might be worth considering installing a button activated flashing light crosswalk mid-block, much like the one on 175th, just up the hill from Meridian, at the elementary school.

Anonymous,  November 20, 2013 at 3:45 PM  

Don't throw city resources at a non-existent problem caused by a citizen's threefold exercise in poor judgment (jaywalking at night in dark clothing). If you want to improve Richmond Beach Road, put in a left turn signal at 3rd Ave NW. It is the most dangerous intersection in Shoreline.

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