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145th Street Corridor Study Open House

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When
Wednesday, May 20,
Where
Shoreline City Hall
17500 Midvale Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

On May 20th, the city will host an open house regarding the 145th Street Multimodal Corridor Study currently being performed by the City of Shoreline.

145th St Corridor Study map

145th Street (SR 523), which borders Shoreline and Seattle, is a major east-west travel corridor connecting north King County with Aurora Avenue (SR-99), Lake City Way (SR 422), and a future light rail station near I-5. The City of Shoreline is leading a corridor study to address traffic congestion, and improve safe pedestrian, bike and transit access.

If you have questions, please contact Catherine Lander at clander@shorelinewa.gov or (206) 801-2415.


185th Street “Planned Action” Challenged in Court

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The fight over the rezoning around the planned 185th Street light rail station is, apparently, not over.

On Monday, the Shoreline Preservation Society (SPS) filed a Complaint for Declaratory Judgment against the City of Shoreline. The action seeks to nullify the “planned action ordinance” (Ord. No. 707) which was adopted by the City Council on March 16. SPS has also filed a challenge to Ord. No 707 with the Central Puget Sound Growth Management Hearings Board.

For more information, including the legal documents that were filed with King County, or if you would like to support their efforts, see the SPS blog.


City Council to Vote on 185th Street Subarea March 16

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Update

The Council adopted all three 185th Street rezoning ordinances at the March 16 meeting. You can read a bit more about the decision at the Shoreline Area News blog.

On February 23 the Shoreline City Council directed staff to make changes to the Planning Commission’s recommended zoning map for the 185th Street Station Subarea.

Council is scheduled to adopt the entire 185th Street Station Subarea Plan package, including the zoning map and development regulations, on March 16.

The current proposal has the rezone occurring in three phases:

  • Phase 1 occurring immediately upon adoption of the Subarea Plan and zoning map.

  • Phase 2 would begin in 2021

  • Phase 3 in 2033.

Phased zoning map

The new phased zoning map

Read more about this at the Shoreline Area News.

The best way to comment is to email Council at council@shorelinewa.gov in advance of the meeting. There will also be a limited amount of time for oral public comment at the Council meeting on March 16.


185th Subarea Zoning Still in Play

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Diane Hettrick has written a great article on the Shoreline Area News about the current state of the 185th Street Subarea zoning plans. Apparently much has changed recently, and there is growing momentum behind a plan to roll the zoning changes out in phases. (Read the article now.)

There is still time to provide your input, but final decisions will be made soon — the zoning changes are currently scheduled to be adopted onf February 23 — so speak up now!

A good place to make yourself heard would be at the city council meeting on February 9 where the 185th St zoning changes will be discussed. Also, you can call or email your city council members.

There is more information on the subarea plan on the city’s light rail planning page.


City Council Meeting on 185th Street Subarea Zoning

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When
Monday, February 23,
Where
Council Chambers, Shoreline City Hall
17500 Midvale Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

At the City Council meeting on February 23, the Council is schedule to adopt development regulations for the 185th street station subarea. That means this is when the rezoning plans will become law!

The zoning plans are still in flux. Contact the city council now with your input.

You can find more information on the city’s light rail page.


City Council Discussion of the 185th Street Subarea Zoning

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When
Monday, February 9,
Where
Council Chambers, Shoreline City Hall
17500 Midvale Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

At the City Council meeting on February 9, the Council will review the Planning Commission recommendations and proposed phasing of zoning and development regulations for the 185th street station subarea.

This will be among the last opportunities for citizens to voice their input regarding the planned zoning changes. Since the zoning plans are still in flux, it is important that all who care make their opinions known.

You can find more information on the city’s light rail page.


Panel Discussion on Taxes and Real Estate

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When
Thursday, December 11,
Where
Council Chambers, Shoreline City Hall
17500 Midvale Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

On December 11 at City Hall, the 145th Station Citizens Committee (145SCC) will host a panel discussion on taxes and real estate for homeowners in the two light rail station subareas.

The idea for the panel emerged out of the meetings of the 145SCC, at which homeowners questioned the potential implications of redevelopment of neighborhoods surrounding the future 145th Station, particularly in regards to taxes and real estate. These topics are also applicable to homeowners in neighborhoods adjacent to the future 185th Station.

The volunteer panelists include representatives from King County Department of Assessments, Windermere Real Estate, and North Coast Realty Advisors. The event will be held in the Council Chambers of Shoreline City Hall at 7pm to 8:30pm, 17500 Midvale Ave N.

All are welcome. Questions about the event may be directed to 145SCC@gmail.com.


Final EIS for 185th Street Station Subarea Available

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The full Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the 185th Street Station Subarea Plan is now available on the City’s webpage. A Review Guide that was presented at last Thursday’s Planning Commission meeting is also available on the webpage, and provides a summary of the full EIS document.

The Subarea Plan, which includes zoning, and Planned Action Ordinance, which includes Development Code regulations, will be the subject of the December 4 Planning Commission meeting. All of these documents will be the subject of a public hearing before the Planning Commission on January 15, 2015 from 7:00–9:00pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall, then discussed by the Council at their February 9 meeting. Council may adopt the Subarea Plan and Planned Action Ordinance at their February 23 meeting.

Please visit the light rail station subarea planning main webpage for more information, or contact Miranda Redinger, Senior Planner, at 206-801-2513 or mredinger@shorelinewa.gov with questions.



North City Neighborhood Association Meeting

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When
Tuesday, November 4,
Where
Anderson House, Activity Room
17201 15th Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155

Note

Due to flooding at the North City Water District offices, this meeting has been moved down the street to the activity room at Anderson House.

Find out what’s happening before the bulldozer shows up!

Mark your calendar for the next North City Neighborhood Meeting!

Light rail is coming to North City, and the city is going to be making considerable zoning changes as part of the 185th Street Station Subarea Plan. The current “preferred alternative” under consideration would assign a MUR-85 designation — allowing the construction of seven story buildings — to significant portions of North City. The Planning Commission and City Council will be voting on the plan within the next few months, so the time to provide input is now.

At the November meeting, Miranda Redinger, Senior Planner for the City of Shoreline, will be giving a presentation to get us “caught up” on the zoning changes under consideration.

  • What changes to expect

  • Property value impact

  • Building heights

  • Parking

  • Zoning definitions

There will also be a discussion on what opportunities there are to influence the decisions being made.

Please come!

If your have questions, please call (206) 801-2253, or leave a comment below.