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Point Wells Workshop on June 14

Learn how to make your comments count! Snohomish County has announced they expect the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed development at Point Wells to be released later this year. Once it is released, residents will have a 45 day period in which they can […]

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Update on Point Wells Draft EIS

The RCBA meeting on April 12 featured a presentation by Mr. Ryan Countryman, the Point Wells Project Manager for the Snohomish County Planning and Development Services Department.  Mr. Countryman gave an update on the progress of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed development at Point Wells. […]

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City Council members support tolling study as part of 2016 budget

During the final review of the proposed 2016 budget, Council Member Chris Roberts introduced an amendment to allocate $30,000 toward a study of tolling on Richmond Beach Drive at the city limits as a possible way to generate funds to pay for the increased street maintenance caused by the […]

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Late Summer Update – Part I

Neighborhood activists join forces Board representatives from Save Richmond Beach and Richmond Beach Advocates, along with RB resident Tom McCormick and Innis Arden resident John T. John, have been meeting several times a month for more than a year to coordinate our lobbying activities with Shoreline, Snohomish […]

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A small victory for neighborhoods around the city

Thanks to your help! On Monday June 15, the City Council listened to your messages and voted to study establishing a capacity limit for neighborhood collector arterial streets. You can check out our most recent newsletter if you need a quick lesson on why it’s important to set a […]

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City commits to more complete annexation study

In a recent newsletter we expressed concern over what appeared to be a less than thorough examination by the City of the costs and benefits of annexing Point Wells. The City has consistently stated that annexation is the best option for dealing with the added costs from […]

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City Council Races Drawing Multiple Candidates

The last City Council election in 2013 had 3 of 4 current council members running unopposed for re-election. Perhaps that made them over-confident that the voters agreed with their decisions and led them to forget that they need to listen carefully to what their bosses (the voters) […]

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Do we really know annexing Point Wells is best for Shoreline?

For more than three years Shoreline has been trying to negotiate a development agreement with BSRE, the developer of the proposed Urban Center at Point Wells, that includes having BSRE agree to assist the City in eventually annexing Point Wells. The City’s original Letter of Intent (LOI) sent to […]

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City Council to discuss tolling in Jan 12th meeting – you should be there!

A joint statement by Richmond Beach Advocates and Save Richmond Beach Earlier this week the Shoreline City Council posted an important announcement that could have significant implications for the City’s ability to exert more control over the financial impact of the Point Wells development project. Specifically, the […]

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Shoreline’s City Manager provides an update

Richmond Beach resident Tom McCormick met with Shoreline City Manager Debbie Tarry recently to discuss various issues concerning the proposed development at Point Wells. Transportation Corridor Study The last meeting with the developer, BSRE, to review results of the traffic study was September 10th. While BSRE showed […]

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