Don Winters called the meeting to order. We had a turnout of about 25 members.
Ben Friedman, owner of Homegrown Sustainable Sandwich Shops, was our first guest. Homegrown is opening a new shop at Lake St. and Kirkland Ave. in the former Tully's space. Homegrown sells sandwiches, salad, and soups made with organic and locally sourced ingredients. They have 5 shops currently open in Seattle and are planning a shop in Redmond as well as the Kirkland site. The shop is scheduled to open in August.
Scott Gonsar – Sr. Project Engineer, Kirkland Public Works updated us on a couple of projects in Moss Bay. Sewer, stormwater and drinking water pipes along Seventh Avenue South between State St. and 5th Place S. will be replaced this summer. The new water main will be larger and the old main will be left if place for possible use as a fiber conduit. Also, there will be new water mains installed on 6th St. S. between Central Way and Kirkland Ave.
Kirkland Planner Jeremy McMahon gave us feedback from the first Neighborhood Plan meeting and prime us for the upcoming June 5 session. Kirkland is working on a “Right Size Parking” project and proposed changes to the parking requirements for multi-family housing in Kirkland. Current guidelines result in an oversupply of parking and consideration is being given to reducing the requirements to 1 parking space per unit.
Kirkland City Council member and Moss Bay resident Doreen Marchione told us about the work the Council has been engaged in.
Moss Bay Neighborhood's KAN representative Bea Nahon gave a report.
Our next meeting will be Sept 15, 2014 7PM at Heritage Hall, 203 Market. St.