Kirkland City Council will hold its next meeting Tuesday (3/3/15) at City Hall in council chambers. The agenda for that meeting contains an item authorizing the City Manager to purchase properties adjacent to the Cross Kirkland Corridor on 106th Ave NE, commonly known as the Waddell Properties. The addresses for the properties are 6705 and 6711 106th Avenue NE.
The properties are across from Metropolitan Market. Currently, there are two relatively small multi-family buildings on the properties along with associated parking - approximately 41,000 square feet of land. The city is proposing to buy the properties for $4,675,000 and will finance the purchase through a 3-year interfund loan from the Water/Sewer Utility, then be repaid through the issuance of bonds.
City Council will vote Tuesday to give City Manager the authority to buy the properties. You will be able to get information then, but be aware at that point in time, it will be too late to stop the process once the vote has been taken. If you want to offer input before the vote, you need to get informed and send email BEFORE the meeting or show up at the meeting with your comments during the comment section.
You can ask City Council to find answers to questions like: What is the City’s plan for the property? What happens to the current residents in the buildings? Can we afford this given that there are other City-wide projects like the Aquatics and Recreation Center (ARC) and the proposed North End Fire Station? How does this fit with planning the Central Houghton, Moss Bay, Lakeview, and Everest neighborhoods are going to do for the Houghton Business Center next year?
The agenda for Tuesday’s meeting can be found here: goo.gl/QjdECq
The item on the agenda is 11. c) backgrounder can be found here: goo.gl/zZJ26O
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