There are two upcoming open houses being held by the company that owns property at the Point Wells development project near Richmond Beach. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the long-term future of the land and the planned development of the property.
The first open house will take place on July 27 at 6:30 PM at the Edmonds Conference Center. (201 Fourth Ave N. Edmonds, WA 98020). The property owner will be talking about their proposal for changes for the land. The owner wants to change the use of the property from its current use as a marine fuel distribution center and asphalt plant to an upscale development of condominiums, shops and restaurants.
There is resistance in the surrounding city’s and communities to the development project. Some of the concerns with the development include:
- Significant traffic volume increase
- Mitigation of impacts (parks & open space, service delivery, transportation, etc.)
- Preservation of existing view corridors
- Scale and bulk of the planned development
The City of Shoreline, The City of Woodway, and Save Richmond Beach.org all submitted appeals to the Growth Management Hearings Board regarding the project.
www.saverichmondbeach.org has an excellent summary of the latest updates to the project and their concerns about it.
There will be a second open house on September 23rd at 6:30 PM the Shoreline Conference Center (18560 1st Ave NE Shoreline WA 98155)