The Draft 6th Street corridor Study can be accessed as well - Draft 6th Street Corridor Study.
At it's October 3rd meeting, the City Council asked staff to develop options related to the potential for a southbound right turn lane from 6th Street S to westbound NE 68th Street. Staff was asked to look at development incentives and other strategies that may help support the future construction of the turn lane. The staff report includes two options for funding the turn lane:
- Provide city funding, including use of development transportation impact fees.
- Provide a development incentive through increased heights (4 or 5 story buildings) to have the property owners fund and construct the turn lane.
In addition, the City Council will discuss options for assuring that transportation improvements are constructed prior to new development within the HENC. See the staff report (above) for more details.
In addition, the Transportation Department will present the latest draft of the 6th Street Corridor Study to the Council at that same meeting. At this meeting we get the first look at the draft recommendations for multi-modal transportation improvements on 6th Street S/108th Avenue NE and NE 68th Street in the vicinity of the Houghton Everest Neighborhood Center.