Lake Forest Park Safe Highways SR 522 – Open House at City Hall
From 6 PM to 8PM, Lake Forest Park City Hall opened its doors, council chambers and several other rooms to welcome the public to this evening’s presentation of Lake Forest Park Safe Highways 2nd Open House – this one focusing on SR 522 and the BAT (Business Access Transit) for the BRT (Bus Rapid Transit). Three presentations were given in the Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall – which allowed for a higher number of residents to pick one of the three “SR522 Overview” presentations each lasting 15 minutes.
- SoundTransit BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) is anticipated to have three stops in Lake Forest Park, with likely stops including:
- One around Town Center
- One around 145th – with the station being on the north side of 145th – opposite the 7-Eleven on the Seattle Side. Metro’s station will also move into Lake Forest Park on the right-hand side of SR522 right before turning right onto 145th.
- A third (yet to be located) station is “in play” – with most residents selecting the 165th and Bothell Way NE intersection.
- The “Get Involved” link is open for business! Submit your comments to the City’s team at Fehr and Peers. Now is the time for your voice to be heard.
The 7 PM presentation tonight was conducted by Kendra Breiland, AICP (k.Breiland@fehrandpeers.com). Kendra reminded the audience that the “Get Involved” page will be accepting feedback over the coming weeks.
Final Open House: Monday, December 4th, Brookside Elementary.
Next Open House will be at Brookside Elementary on Monday, December 4th from 6 PM – 8 PM. At this open house, Fehr & Peers will share what they’ve heard from the community and how this feedback will shape the draft recommendations that will be included in the Safe Highways report, which is being submitted to the City Council in early 2018. The study is paid for by the City through the use of a grant for $500,000 and it covers both SR104 and SR522 studies. This study will help guide and inform the City Council and the Mayor when working with Sound Transit and other parties in the coming years as the ST3 project is designed, as well as in identifying ways to improve Ballenger Way. Sound Transit estimates that BRT busses will be running by 2024 – when the Lynnwood Link Extension opens.
For more information and updated slides, visit the Lake Forest Park Safe Highways at http://www.lfpsafehighways.com/
Let me know your take on Tuesday’s Open House, Corrections, Omissions: – email@example.com
Article updated on 11/15 based on feedback from Kendra Breiland, AICP with Fehr & Peers.