State S/Central Neighborhood Association
March 2, 2000 Houghton Fire Station
John Alberti called the meeting to order. John discussed the Park Place Redevelopment. Parking will be increased from 400 to 1500 spaces, a traffic lite is planned for Central Way and there is a land swap in the works with the city to make the existing tennis courts a part of the project.
Mike Magee from the city's traffic department was on hand and spoke about proposed roundabouts in our neighborhood and provided a handout.
Kari Page--the city's Nieghborhood Services Coordinator, spoke about a proposal to trim historic trees that are near powerlines on 103rd Ave NE and possible remedies to save the trees. A representative from the tree service involved was available to explain the options, including undergrounding the powerlines. A resolution was passed to urge Puget Sound Energy to preserve the trees.
Ellen McMahon spoke on behalf of the Downtown Stategic Planning Group.
Kari updated us on several fronts:
Leslie Keller talked about the grant money and how the matching worked.
Leslie also mentioned that the right of way at the south end of 4th St. S. will be enlarged as part of a condo project at the end of that right of way along the Lakeview School northern boundary.
Next meeting was scheduled for April 6th at the Houghton Fire Station. Larry Springer, Kirkland's new mayor will be at our May meeting!!
The meeting was adjourned.