A 1932 aerial of Point Wells by Charles Laidlaw shows Heberlein Road snaking up the hillside to the Standard Oil cottages built for supervisors and managers in 1923.
From the Shoreline Historical Museum collection, property of the Museum, captions courtesy of Vicki Stiles
Mark your calendars for the Point Wells workshop!
As a resident of Shoreline, you should be concerned about a proposed large residential development at Point Wells, located on the shore of Puget Sound immediately north of the King-Snohomish county line in the Richmond Beach neighborhood.
In the planning stages for more than 5 years, there will be over 3,000 new housing units in more than 40 towers, some up to 180 feet tall, with about 125,000 sq. ft. of commercial or retail space and more than 6000 residents, all at the end of a single 2 lane road. This development is reasonably projected to add up to 20,000 additional daily vehicle trips to Shoreline’s road system. It’s easy to imagine we could have gridlock at Aurora Ave. intersections during peak morning and evening rush hours.
if you are concerned about how a development the size of a small city will affect you and your neighborhood, you may have only one more chance to register your concerns to local officials! Snohomish County has announced they will release a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) within the next few months. Once it is released, you will have only a 45 day period to submit comments expressing your concerns.
On June 14th the neighborhoods of Hillwood, Richmond Highlands, Innis Arden and Richmond Beach will sponsor a workshop to help you get ready to comment on the DEIS. There are very specific guidelines for submitting your comments. At the workshop we will help you learn how to effectively prepare your comments for submission during the 45 day public comment period.
We suggest you go right now to put on your calendar the workshop on DEIS preparation. It will be held Tuesday, June 14, 7:30 pm, at the Richmond Beach UCC Church, 1512 NW 195th Street in Shoreline.
Please share this information with any Shoreline Residents you know...family, friends and neighbors...as the impacts are City-wide.
These forms will be available at the workshop