The Central Houghton Neighborhood Association's (CHNA) next meeting will be Tuesday September 10 at 7:00. It will be held at Fire Station 22 -- 6602 108 Ave NE.
The following includes information on some ongoing and upcoming items which may be of interest to our membership before the next meeting.
1. Tree Code Revisions: A primary purpose of the tree code is to define what trees must be retained and requirements for planting more trees with development. It also addresses how many trees a property owner can remove each year without development. The tree code also addresses a range of other items that may affect your property or other properties as part of development or landscaping, etc.
- Thursday July 11 @ 7:00 PM City Council Chambers - The Kirkland Planning Commission will meet to start reviewing the first draft of the code changes. The meeting packet, including the code revisions, can be found at the following link. https://www.kirklandwa.gov/Assets/Planning/Planning+PDFs/Planning+Commission/KZC+Chapter+95+Code+Amendments_PC+Packet_CAM18-00408_07112019.pdf
- Monday July 22 @ 7:00 PM City Council Chambers - The Houghton Community Council will start their review of the initial draft code.
- The joint Hearing Examiner and Houghton Community Council public hearing on Northwest University's proposed Master Plan was continued from June 11 to a date yet to be established.
- When a new date is established, the City will provide public notice. CHNA will send out an email when we have a date and time.
- Oral testimony on the Master Plan is closed.
- Written comments/testimony can still be made - send them to Tony Leavitt, Senior Planner - firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the project file number in the subject line - ZON16-02063
- CHNA will be participating in the Crossing Kirkland event on Saturday September 7 on the Cross Kirkland Corridor.
- We will be part of the station at the Google site
- We are currently gathering ideas and formulating a plan - if you have some thoughts, please share them with us
- If you would like to help in the planning or day of event activities (set-up, assisting at the station/booth, clean up) please let us know - the more the merrier and many hands makes light work
- You can simply reply to this email or send a separate email to email@example.com
- Regular riders of Route 255 already are aware that the route no longer stops at the Montlake Station because of construction of the west segment of the SR 520 bridge corridor.
- You can no longer take the 255 and get off at Montlake to go to UW . Sound Transit will still be running ST 540 during peak hours and Sound Transit has added service to ST 542 (Redmond to University District). You can transfer at Evergreen Point Station to the 542 and it will take you into the Stadium/Link station area and through the University district
- End of August/early September 2019 – Montlake Triangle improvements are to be finished. Bus stops will be consolidated in front of UW Stadium and the Link Station. This should make for much easier and safer connections to and from Link.
- March 2020 - route 255 will most likely be rerouted to terminate at UW/Husky stadium. You will need to transfer to Link Light Rail to continue to downtown Seattle.
- More information on these changes can be found on King County Metro's website
- Information about the King County Council’s process, including where to direct comments, can be found on the Mobility & Environment Committee’s website.
As always, please let us know if you have any questions or if you have ideas for future meeting topics.
Larry Toedtli, President
Central Houghton Neighborhood Association