Point Wells

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Status

As of May 2017 Phase: Snohomish County Permit Review Round 2 - In progress

Overview

The Point Wells property is located in unincorporated Snohomish County, but its only road access is through the Richmond Beach neighborhood of Shoreline. A development proposal for the property is currently in the Snohomish County permitting process.

In order to mitigate the traffic and infrastructure impacts this development will bring to Shoreline, the City has reached an agreement with the developer, BSRE Point Wells, to conduct a Transportation Corridor Study and provide financial and legal guarantees that necessary mitigations will be provided. The City of Shoreline has identified the property as Shoreline's designated "Future Service and Annexation Area" and has adopted a Point Wells Subarea Plan.

Overview and History: Read more about the history of the Point Wells property and the City's Point Wells Subarea Plan

News

September 11, 2017

The Town of Woodway has issued a SEPA Determination of Significance for a proposed 36-lot subdivision referred to as Woodway Pointe. The subdivision is proposed for the Upper Bluff Neighborhood identified in the Town of Woodway Comprehensive Plan and accessed via an extension of 238th Street SW.

The lead agency, The Town of Woodway, has determined this proposal is likely to have a significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is required under RCW 43.21C.030 (2) (c) and will be prepared.

Agencies, affected tribes, and members of the public are invited to comment on the scope of the EIS. You may comment on alternatives, mitigation measures, probable significant adverse impacts, and licenses or other approvals that may be required.

Comments may be addressed to:
Heidi Napolitino, Town Clerk
23920 113th Place West
Woodway, WA
heidi@townofwoodway.com

The 21-day comment period will run from September 19 to October 9, 2017. A scoping meeting will be determined at a time and date to be determined. A notice of the meeting will be provided at a later date.

May 10, 2017

On May 10, 2017 Snohomish County responded to the applicant, BSRE, with preliminary review comments on the latest revisions dated April 17, 2017. The full review of the resubmittal is still in progress.

April 17, 2017

The developer for the Point Wells site, Blue Square Real Estate (BSRE) submitted revisions to the project on April 17, 2017 to Snohomish County.  The Snohomish County website states the revised plans “retain the basic overall concept in the original submittal, but add a second access road through the Town of Woodway and make some adjustments internal to the site in response to the County comments”.  Work on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement is on hold while the revisions are being evaluated by Snohomish County Planning and Development Services staff. 

For more information on Snohomish County's current process, visit the Point Wells page on Snohomish County's Planning and Development Services website. 

The next opportunity for formal public input will likely be to comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) once the work on this is resumed and completed.

November 15, 2016

Snohomish County sent BSRE (the applicant) a letter requiring changes before further work can proceed on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the project.

September 18, 2015

The City sent Snohomish County a letter commenting on the Transportation Analysis Methods and Assumptions.

April 12, 2013

Snohomish County completed the first review comments on the Point Wells project application submittals.  The comment letter included numerous requests for changes.

Point Wells news page: New and archived news

Transportation Corridor Study

As part of the agreement between the City and BSRE, the City conducted a series of workshops as part of the development of a Transportation Corridor Study to focus extensively on the project’s transportation impacts to the Shoreline community. 

The study looked at time spent waiting at intersections, the ability for residents to safely access their driveways, and safety concerns for pedestrians and bicyclists. To ensure the process is objective, the City hired a third party facilitator. 

The process included a series of six workshops that gave residents an opportunity to explain and show on maps exactly the kinds of capital investments that will make for a safe and efficient transportation corridor. The finalization of the Corridor Study is on hold until the Draft Environment Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Point Wells project is completed by Snohomish County.

Transportation Corridor Study page: Review the Transportation Corridor Study workshop presentations, meeting summaries, and community comments

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Archive of Point Wells related meetings

 

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