Point Wells DEIS Workshop June 14 sponsored by four neighborhoods - last chance to register concerns

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Architect's rendition 2012
The concept has changed over time

Point Wells DEIS Workshop
Tuesday, June 14, 7:30pm
Richmond Beach Congregational Church
1512 NW 195th Street, Lower Level

From the Richmond Beach Community Association

As many of you may know, a developer plans to put a 3,000 unit development at the north end of Richmond Beach Drive in Snohomish County. When fully built, the project likely will produce many negative impacts to our neighborhoods’ quality of life, for example:
  • An increase in traffic of 15,000 – 20,000 car trips daily on Richmond Beach Road and neighborhood local streets;
  • Cut-through traffic that will spill onto our quiet roadways;
  • Multiple high-rise towers of at least 180 feet;
  • An escalation of noise levels in our community;
  • Irreversible damage to the existing aquatic and land wildlife on the Puget Sound near shore of the Point Wells property.
Why is this so urgent?

If you are concerned about how a development the size of a small city will affect you and your neighborhood, you may have only one more chance to register your concerns to local officials!

Snohomish County has announced they will release a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) within the next few months. Once it is released, you will have only a 45-day period to submit comments expressing your concerns. After the 45-day window closes shut, community members who fail to officially comment in a timely way lose their right to further challenges to the final EIS when it is published.

What can you do about it?

On June 14, the neighborhoods of Innis Arden, Richmond Highlands, Hillwood, and Richmond Beach will sponsor a workshop to help you get ready to comment on the DEIS. There are very specific guidelines for submitting your comments. At the workshop, we will help you learn how to effectively prepare your comments for submission during the 45-day public comment period.

Save the date!

We suggest you go right now to put on your calendar the workshop on DEIS preparation.

It will be held Tuesday, June 14, 7:30pm, at the Richmond Beach Congregational Church, 1512 NW 195th Street in Shoreline.

And then alert all your neighbors to the workshop and encourage them to join them you for what may be your last chance to express concerns.


Anonymous,  June 8, 2016 at 2:59 AM  

The Puget Sound is not Cancun. We are not an all-inclusive resort town. This is not why Shoreline incorporated. This development frenzy, which your own City Council is bending over backwards to promote, needs to put in its place.

Anonymous,  June 8, 2016 at 4:07 AM  

Calling this what it is... "a development the size of a small city" puts this into perspective. Would the mega-density-at-any-cost-fanatics care to counter this with some feeble attempt at real estate propaganda?

Anonymous,  June 9, 2016 at 7:53 AM  

Development should never happen in my backyard. Go develop in someone else's backyard. The typical thought process for people that think they better then others.

Anonymous,  June 11, 2016 at 10:36 PM  

How much of this will be underwater do to ocean level rising in the next few years?

Unknown June 13, 2016 at 5:20 PM  

Siphoning that volume of cars up through Richmond Beach on a road that can't expand is nuts. Virtually every resident of that complex will have to leave every day using roads that are not designed to handle that many cars. Density works but this is a suburb plopped into a heinous commute quagmire. Density should relieve traffic nightmares, not add to them.

Anonymous,  June 13, 2016 at 10:32 PM  

Nothing is squeaky clean. Somewhere there's a loophole, somewhere there's a solution to stop point wells, and it may even be a simple one that no one has thought of yet. Anti-density city initiative, anyone?

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