|The City of Shoreline is listening to the people who matter…..the residents!
Shoreline has proposed an amendment to reclassify a segment of Richmond Beach Drive from arterial to neighborhood local access.
The City of Shoreline has heard our concerns about traffic and safety in our neighborhood and is taking action. They have proposed an amendment to the City's comprehensive plan for the Point Wells subarea that would reclassify the segment of road from 199th to the county line from “collector arterial” to “neighborhood local” access. This is important because a neighborhood local road is limited to no more than 4,000 car trips daily, less than half the limit on a collector arterial.
We are pleased and thankful that the City has heard our concerns and is taking appropriate action. However, we still need your help. The City is listening, but they still need to know just how important this change is. Please come to the Planning Commission Public Hearing on January 20 and let them know that 4,000 is a much more appropriate number than the currently allowed 8,250 in the subarea plan, which according to traffic studies will cause our intersections to fail.
The full text of the proposed policy amendment is provided below. In recognition of the potential for future development at Point Wells, the proposed amendment leaves the door open to an increase in traffic if the developer provides the necessary mitigation.
In view of the fact that Richmond Beach Drive between NW 199th St. and NW 205th St. is a dead-end local access road with no opportunities for alternative access to dozens of homes in Shoreline and Woodway, the City designates this as a local access street with a maximum capacity of 4,000 vehicle trips per day. Unless and until either Snohomish County or the owner of the Point Wells Urban Center can provide to the City the Transportation Corridor Study and Mitigation Plan called for in Policy PW-9, as well as financial and legal guarantees that the necessary mitigations will be provided, the City should not consider classifying this road segment as an arterial with a capacity of 8,250 vehicle trips per day.
Come on out and let the City of Shoreline know how you feel about this important issue!
If you agree this is important to quality of life and safety of our neighborhood, here are some of the key points for the Planning Commission and Shoreline City Council:
To show your support, Save Richmond Beach also suggests sending the City a letter like the one already submitted by one of our neighbors:
Richmond Beach Drive should be classified as local with a maximum number of car trips of 4,000.
The portion of Richmond Beach Drive that is in Woodway is already local access.
Richmond Beach Drive is:
A narrow, dead-end street with no sidewalks
Miles from the nearest state route
Presently used for local access
There is no other access to that road from 199th to County line, so collector arterial is inaccurate designation
"I wholeheartedly support the city’s amendment to reclassify Richmond Beach Drive to residential neighborhood access. This clearly makes sense as this is a narrow dead end street."
read full letter...
Your comments can be sent to:
City of Shoreline
17500 Midvale Avenue N
Shoreline, WA 98133-4905
Or via email at:
SaveRichmondBeach.org is a community-driven non-profit organization dedicated to preserving our neighborhood through responsible and sustainable planning.
|CRITICAL MEETING - PLEASE ATTEND:
Planning commission public hearing
January 20 - 7:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers
17500 Midvale Avenue North, Shoreline
SEND A LETTER:
If you can't attend please send a letter or email supporting the amendment to the Planning Commission and the Shoreline City Council. Make sure the letter is sent by 4PM on January 20.
Email letters to:
Blue Square Real Estate to host pre-application neighborhood meeting on January 27
BSRE has issued their neighborhood meeting notice, a requirement to submitting a development application to Snohomish County.
Read the meeting notice and mark your calendars for January 27 at 6PM at the Shoreline Conference Center, 18560 1st Avenue NE in the City of Shoreline.
Written questions submitted by the public at the event or in advance at www.pointwells.com/contact-us will be summarized and included in the application submittal to Snohomish County.