Shoreline City Council will adopt 145th Corridor preferred design concept on Monday April 11

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Shoreline City Council Meetings Monday April 11, 2016.

Workshop Dinner Meeting at 5:45pm.
  • Citizen Satisfaction Survey Review
Regular Meeting 7:00pm.
Agenda Highlights
  • Proclamation of Volunteer Week
  • Appointment of the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Board Member
  • Appointment of Library Board Members
  • Adoption of the 145th Multimodal Corridor Study Preferred Design Concept
  • Discussion of Ord. No. 743 - 2015 Budget Carryover
  • Discussion of Ord. No. 744 - 2016 Budget Amendment
Link to full Agenda

Meetings are held at City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave N, Shoreline 98133.


Anonymous,  April 7, 2016 at 9:36 PM  

It would behoove the City Council and staff to provide their adoring public, planning commission, and citizens committees with some firm answers on how this vague legislation passed over the summer is going to work into the SubArea plans, if at all. If it puts residents at a risk of involuntary displacement, wouldn't that be helpful to know before rushing forward on the 145th plan? If it puts residents at a risk of involuntary displacement for 185th, wouldn't it be prudent to take the time now, to go back and amend the plans and can the PAO?

The following article from the Seattle Transit Blog mentions RCW 81.112.350 in an ST3 letter from (you guessed it!) a group of the developer lobbyists that graced us with their presence at many of the 185th PlanCom/Council Meetings. (7th section from the top:

"Sound Transit should prioritize affordable housing in the use and disposal of its land… The State Legislature has already required, in RCW 81.112.350, that Sound Transit sell 80% of its surplus land for affordable housing use. Additionally, ***Sound Transit is required to put $20 million in a revolving acquisition loan fund to acquire additional sites for affordable housing near transit.*** "

Consider this scenario... everyone on your block wants to sell to a developer, but you don't want to. Could this legislation be used to bully you into selling your home that you love for demolition? Pulling an Edith Macefield in a situation such as this wouldn't even be an option.

If this legislation makes involuntary displacement a legitimate risk, then the public needs to know. Especially those of us who were "lucky" enough to be "colored in" with brown, purple, or turquoise ink on the zoning map. Even those in the later phases. In fact, everyone within a mile of the station could be targeted as the City conjured up some BS article from a planning magazine to justify upzoning way outside of the half-mile walk shed of 185th.

If this legislation makes involuntary displacement a legitimate risk, it would invalidate almost everything in the press releases issued by the City over the last year or so, to "calm concerns" and enlighten the "confused".

Anonymous,  April 7, 2016 at 11:58 PM  

There is a special place in hell for the Shoreline City Council and Miranda Redinger. You ignored the public yet again. How long until you guys get one of your special interest groups to give you another bullshit award for your neighborhood destruction?

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