Northwest NEWS

February 8, 1999

Front Page

LakePointe appeal ruling accepted by Kenmore

by Tom Traeger

   The appeal on the LakePointe project filed by Kenmore resident Dan Olsen last November has entered a new phase with the city declining to request further mitigation by the county.

   A finding by Hearing Examiner Ted Hunter allowed the city to ask for further mitigation on two aspects of the project, namely, 68th Ave. NE and the intersection of 68th Ave. NE and LakePointe Way. The county had reviewed their previous findings and made no further changes, which the city accepted.

   The city's Director of Community Development Gregg Dohrn indicated that "the ruling clarified issues in these two areas and that has been helpful." He added, however, that the city's inaction does not conclude the process. Seven days still remain for the appellant Olsen to institute an appeal. If he does so, the matter would then be referred to Superior Court for final resolution.

   When completed, the LakePointe project will include 1,200 residential units, 4,500 parking spaces, a 52-slip marina, and approximately 400,000 square feet of commercial/retail space and 200,000 square feet of office space.

   Within the site will be approximately 20 acres devoted to walkways, greenbelt, trails, and an amphitheater.