The notes from the March 12, 2019 Central Houghton Neighborhood Association meeting are available below. If you have any questions or comments or ideas for future agenda topics, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Kirkland issued its State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) determination for the Northwest University Master Plan on March 12, 2019. This includes the Director's Memo, Notice of SEPA Determination & Road Concurrency Test, Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance (MDNS) and SEPA Checklist for the Northwest University Master Plan, File Number SEP16-02066. These files can be downloaded below.
The project SEPA focuses on the review of potential impact of the proposed Master Plan on transportation and identifies the City's proposed mitigation measures to help offset those impacts.
The proposed transportation mitigation is presented in the Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance document which is included below and the file also can be downloaded below.
The City also has updated the schedule for the project review with a public hearing on April 22 to take comments on the Master Plan, the proposed transportation mitigation and other project conditions. The City will issue a staff report in advance of the Hearing. The staff report should be available between April 8 and April 15 per City staff.
CHNA will be holding a special meeting starting at 7:00 PM on April 9 at Fire Station 22 in advance of the Hearing. The meeting will include a presentation from the University's project team and will include time for questions and answers.
The review schedule is currently proposed as follows:
If you have any questions on these materials or the project schedule, or you want to be added to the City's project distribution list for the project, please contact Senior Planner, Tony Leavitt at 425-587-3253 or email@example.com.
The agenda for CHNA's March 12, 2019 has been revised and is available below. The revisions are shown in italics. You can also download it using the file link.
The primary focus of the meeting will be on transit service changes that will affect south Kirkland in the near future and over the next several years. We will be hearing from KC Metro on upcoming changes to Kirkland bus routes affected by eliminating buses from the downtown Seattle transit tunnel due to the increase in light rail in the region. Changes to bus service on route 255 and other routes due to construction on SR 520 at Montlake also will be provided. Sound Transit will provide us the latest information on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project for I-405, including concepts for the Kirkland station at NE 85th Street/I-405. City of Kirkland staff will then present city plans and projects for improving transit service within south Kirkland, including the recently completed Kirkland Transit Implementation Plan (KTIP).
We also will provide updates the Neighborhood Safety Program, the Neighborhood Matching Grant project application, the ongoing update to the City's Tree Code, and the latest schedule for the Northwest University Master Plan.
Please come and join us and share in the discussions.
The next meeting of the CHNA will be held:
Thursday May 23, 2019
(Board Elections and Grant Status)
*Please note that the default day for meetings is the second Tuesday of the months of September, November, January, March, and May. To be timely, we may call special meetings to discuss topics of major neighborhood interest.
Also note, CHNA does not typically meet during July and August, unless there is a specific immediate topic to share.