Update: Comment period for Public Hearing on 185th Subarea is Jan 15

Monday, December 29, 2014

The City of Shoreline has updated its website to show that the deadline for comments for the Planning Commission Public Hearing on the 185th Subarea is Thursday, January 15, 2015.


Anonymous,  December 29, 2014 at 3:26 PM  

In a city of 53,000 residents, only a scant 18 have become parties of record to the SEPA Environmental Impact Statement for this plan. Yet hundreds, if not thousands, stand to be impacted by this plan. 18 parties have standing. 52,982, perhaps not.

Anonymous,  December 29, 2014 at 5:26 PM  

Impacted positively, perhaps?

Janet Way December 29, 2014 at 6:04 PM  

Some may be impacted positively, but their lives will still be severely disrupted. But by far the thousands who will be negatively impacted and who are not "parties of record" are sadly left behind holding the bag, while the neighborhood changes drastically. The City planners and other experts cannot even really tell us what will happen to our neighborhoods and when. It is a massive crap shoot, and we are putting our chips on a number, and odds are against us winning anything!

Consultants, planners and developers will walk off with the winnings. Our little town, will be torn to pieces. And those of us living here now will be paying the bills. And yet we will not likely see much benefit. Just more traffic, disruptions, more runoff, more costs for infrastructure.

I am grateful to SAN and others who alerted the Planning Department of the previous flawed notice. At least we don't have to spend New Year's Eve writing comment letters!

Anonymous,  December 29, 2014 at 6:55 PM  

There is nothing but a pot of fool's gold at the end of this rusty rainbow. The biggest losers will be the school kids forced to attend Shoreline's asphalt jungle.

Anonymous,  December 29, 2014 at 7:00 PM  

I think you meant "blackboard jungle."

Anonymous,  December 29, 2014 at 7:01 PM  

You get the idea.

Anonymous,  December 30, 2014 at 3:28 AM  

Rusty rainbow? More like a rusty trombone!

Anonymous,  January 1, 2015 at 1:28 PM  

It is obvious that the 185th plan encourages the dismantling of family homes and neighborhoods in favor of more businesses and tax revenue. It will definitely bring more traffic woes, more crime, more noise, more pollution, and more apshalt needs that you hope that pot of gold would cover.
A definite concern to my husband and I is environmental, as the impact has not been thoroughly disclosed here near 185th and Meridian. There are streams and ponds that were covered over years ago (I saw them in my childhood, watched the mallard ducks use them year round), now underground between Echo Lake and Ronald Bog that still affect the land and residents (and not on your Wetland Map)- this will only get worse with more development. We saw the effect of them when Cromwell Park was changed/flooded, and the pond and drainage pipes created there will likely not handle the pressure the proposed plan would create.

And where would extra lanes of traffic and improved sidewalks go? There are already crowded and fast avenues in the area without speed enforcement, and a notoriously problematic intersection - all will become more unsafe for cars and pedestrians without significant spendatures and drastic overhaul.
WE will be affected by the above impacts, and will sadly be forced to leave to pursue a healthy safe neighborhood elsewhere. There will go just one of your many law-abiding, tax-paying, hard-working, self-sufficient, business-patronizing families of good character who raised their children to obey God and government, and who take care of their aging family and needy neighbors. Mulitply that by hundreds and you get a heavily businessed area resulting in a rusty polluted, crime- burdened, over-taxed, under protected, sad city. It is people of character and thriving families that truly make a city vibrant and great, not a rusty pot of gold. The Light Rail is a good thing and a few improvements are necessary, but trying be another Burien or SeaTac is not a pretty rainbowy picture.

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