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News and Events History

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Come and address the City of Shoreline staff. On Tuesday, February 12, the Richmond Beach Community Association will hold its General Meeting at 7:30 p.m., Richmond Beach Congregational Church, 1512 NW 195th, Shoreline. The topic is Point Wells and City staff will be speakers. Most of the meeting will be devoted to answering questions posed by the community on topics such as negotiations with the Point Wells developer, status of legal proceedings as well as the upcoming traffic corridor study.

Thursday, February 7, 2013
The City of Shoreline Planning Commission will meet on Thursday, February 7, 7:00 p.m., Shoreline City Hall Council Chambers, 17500 Midvale Avenue North, Shoreline. Promptly at 7:10 p.m., the Commission will receive public comment. You are welcome to speak in person or to submit comments in writing. Read more…

October 10, 2012
Hearing on Urban Villages ordinance
Snohomish County Council
3000 Rockefeller MS – 609
Everett, WA 98201.
Faxed documents may be sent to (425) 388-3496 or

January 3, 2012
Save Richmond Beach to host community meeting on January 8

November 23, 2011
Judge Dean Lum overturns vesting and enjoins Snohomish County from processing Point Wells development application.

September 15, 2011
Point Wells developer may bypass community-agreement process

Puget Sound Business Journal

September 15, 2011
After lawsuit, Point Wells developer won’t work with cities
Everett Herald

September 12, 2011
Woodway and community group sue over proposed Point Wells condo project
Everett Herald

September 12, 2011
Lawsuit Filed Against Snohomish County and Blue Square Real Estate – Point Wells over Controversial Development Project

September 7, 2011
Negotiate or Take it to Court: Shoreline Faces Limited Options on Point Wells
Shoreline Patch

September 1, 2011
Richmond Beach Beach Residents Feel Betrayed by City Over Point Wells
Shoreline Patch

August 30, 2011
Shoreline offers to annex planned Point Wells development
Seattle Times

August 26, 2011
Shoreline proposes compromise on Point Wells condo development
Everett Herald

August 24, 2011
The City of Shoreline proposes an agreement that would recognize the Urban Center permit application in Snohomish County as vested.

April 27, 2011
Point Wells development dealt setback by growth board ruling
Seattle Times

April 27, 2011
State board rules against county in Point Wells case
Everett Herald

April 25, 2011
Growth Board Invalidates Point Wells Urban Center

March 24, 2011
Point Wells developer perplexed by neighbors’ opposition
Seattle Times

March 24, 2011
Foes of Point Wells development keep pressure on
Seattle Times

March 14, 2011
New Point Wells Urban Center Hopes To Bring Neighbors On Board

March 5, 2011
County OKs application for Point Wells condo development
Everett Herald

March 4, 2011
Developer submits development application

March 3, 2011
Group challenging county’s zoning decision for major Point Wells development
Everett Herald

March 2, 2011
Growth Management Hearing on Merits

February 21, 2011
The Man Behind Point Wells
Shoreline Patch

February 16, 2011
Builder tries to get Point Wells plan through before rules change
Everett Herald

February 14, 2011
Short plat application submitted

January 22, 2011
Kagi says that bill is aimed at getting Snohomish County to negotiate over Point Wells
Shoreline Area News

January 21, 2011
Policy Change by Planning Commission Could Be Blow to Point Wells Developer
Shoreline Patch

January 20, 2011
Bill would limit Point Wells condos
Everett Herald

January 20, 2011
Planning commission public hearing

January 6, 2011
Planning commission Study session

December 9, 2010
Pre-hearing conference – Growth Management Board.

December 8, 2010
Community update sponsored by Save Richmond Beach and the Town of Woodway. RSVP is required.

November 29 , 2010
Fourth extension to the Growth Management Hearings Board . Prehearing conference is now December 9.

November 19 , 2010
City of Shoreline, Town of Woodway and Save Richmond Beach ask State Growth Board to rule on appeals of Snohomish County’s Point Wells Urban Center Zoning

September 23 , 2010
Developers second open house.
Seattle Times article: Point Wells neighbors say project will swamp area

September 21, 2010
Seattle Times article
Point Wells: oil tanks to
condo towers?

September 08 , 2010
RBCA will be hosting a special meeting about Point Wells.
Richmond Beach Congregational Church at 7:30PM

July 26, 2010
Save Richmond Beach appeals zoning regulations for urban centers.

July 19, 2010
City of Shoreline accepts Snohomish County’s offer to negotiate an Interlocal agreement (ILA) to adress concerns about future development of Point Wells.

July 13, 2010
Developer issues press release stating they will have 2 open houses.

Tuesday, July 27 from 6:30 – 8 p.m at the Edmonds Conference Center.

Thursday, September 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Shoreline Conference Center.

May 12, 2010: 10:30 PM
Snohomish County public hearing Ordinance No. 09-079 and Ordinance No. 09-080.

Save Richmond Beach comment letter
City of Shoreline comment letter

May 5, 2010: 10:30 PM
Snohomish County public hearing Ordinance No. 09-079 and Ordinance No. 09-080. Continued to May 12.

April 21, 2010
Blue Square Real Estate Ltd. signed an agreement to acquire 240 dunam parcel of property in Point Wells, Washington from Paramount of Washington, LLC for $19.5 million in cash on April 21, 2010.

April 21, 2010: 1:30 p.m.
Snohomish County public hearing Ordinance No. 09-079 and Ordinance No. 09-080. Continued to May 5.

Save Richmond Beach comment letter

April 19, 2010 –
City of Shoreline will have a second public hearing regarding the pre-annexation zoning.

April 14 , 2010
Snohomish County Planning Meeting Special Session: Webcast

April 12 , 2010
Save Richmond Beach, City of Shoreline and the Town of Woodway sent unified letter to Snohomish County

April 5 , 2010
Urban Land Institute present recommendations to Snohomish County Council: Webcast

April 2 , 2010
Urban Land Institute panel session to review Snohomish County land use regulations and zoning changes

February 8, 2010
The urban center land-use designation for Point Wells goes into effect on Feb 8 barring some major change of heart by the council. If you remember, they changed the land-use designation for Point Wells but postponed it from going into effect for 180 days to work out some of the kinks.

February 3, 2010
The latest hearing on urban center zoning regulations was continued. That continued hearing is on Feb 3.

January 26, 2010
RBCA Point Wells Discussion Forum
The Richmond Beach Community Association will be hosting a discussion forum at the Richmond Beach Congregational Church at 7PM, next Tuesday, January 26. No list of panelists yet.

January 25, 2010
Shoreline City Council Hearing: 7:30PM
Next Monday, January 25, there will be a discussion of the Point Wells subarea plan and public hearing on the pre-annexation zoning in the new Shoreline city hall.

Shoreline City Hall – Council Chamber
17500 Midvale Avenue North
Shoreline, Washington 98133

December 10 , 2009
The Shoreline Planning Commission continued it’s public hearing to the 10th on the proposed subarea plan and pre-annexation zoning for Point Wells. Same time and place.

December 9 , 2009
Snohomish County Council continues the September 30 hearing regarding zoning regulations for urban centers. More info.

December 3 , 2009
The Shoreline Planning Commission held a public hearing on the proposed subarea plan and pre-annexation zoning for Point Wells. It was continued until December 10th. Same time and place.

Save Richmond Beach comment letter

Thursday, Dec. 10, 7:00 p.m.
Mt. Rainier Room
Shoreline Conference Center
18560 1st Avenue NE

November 12, 2009
Deadline to file appeal of urban center designation at Point Wells to the Growth Management Hearings Board. City of Shoreline, Save Richmond Beach and the Town of Woodway all file.

September 30, 2009
Ordinance No. 09-079: Snohomish County holds public hearing relating to Urban Center Design Standards, repealing the Urban Centers Demonstration Program, establishing a new zone for urban centers, establishing bulk regulations for urban centers, amending bulk regulations for the neighborhood business zone; amending and repealing definitions in Subtitle 30.9 SCC; amending sections of and adding sections to Title 30 SCC. NOTICE

August 22, 2009
City of Shoreline and Richmond Beach Community Association will host a design charette, a creative dialogue about Point Wells.

August 13, 2009
Everett Herald: Waterfront housing project wins key approval

August 12, 2009
Snohomish County Council unanimously approved urban center designation for Point Wells.

August 10, 2009
Public hearing on Monday, August 10 at 3:00 to hear testimony limited to NEW amendments to FCC Ord 09-028 submitted by Councilmember Gossett And NEW amendments to Urban Centers Ord 09-051 submitted by Chair Cooper.

July 27, 2009
Seattle Times: Shoreline neighbors say Point Wells ‘urban center’ proposal tramples their beach-side turf

July 23, 2009
City of Shoreline releases results from traffic analysis

July 22, 2009
32nd District Democrats unanimously pass resolution opposing urban center designation for Point Wells

July 22, 2009
Snohomish County Council comment period ended at 5PM.

July 13, 2009
Community meeting was a huge success with standing room only. We heard great information from all speakers.

July 9, 2009
King 5 covers the Point Wells issue.

July 8, 2009
Snohomish county hearing for Docket XIII to amend comprehensive plan so that Point Wells can be designated an urban center.

April 22, 2009
Block the Road to Point Wells – By Evan Smith Enterprise forum editor

April 20, 2009
Joe Tovar, Shoreline Planning Director, responds to annexation rejection letter from Craig Ladiser, Snohomish County Director of Planning and Development. – Shoreline official response letter

April 13, 2009
Shoreline City Council adopted the Resolution (285).

April 11, 2009
Waterfront condos could start a tussle between Snohomish County, Shoreline

January 29, 2009
Snohomish County annexation rejection letter

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