Northwest NEWS

September 23, 2002

Local News

City officials ask for your input

WOODINVILLE - City residents and businesses are asked to look for a flier coming to all mailboxes that was sent Sept. 19 by the city's Community Development Department. The flier is a poster sized drawing of the draft Downtown - Little Bear Creek Corridor Integrated Master Plan.
   The critical piece of the flier is the enclosed response card asking for feedback on proposed land use, open space, and traffic circulation concepts for downtown Woodinville and the Little Bear Creek Corridor.
   The card provides recipients an opportunity to identify preferences for design concepts developed from five public workshops as well as suggestions for new ideas about the city's future.
   The postage paid response cards should be returned to the city by Oct.4.
   With this response card, the city hopes to gain more input from the community on the Plan's specific details, including new mixed-use office and residential developments, pedestrian and bicycle improvements, restoration of Little Bear and Woodin Creeks, Garden Way retail development, traffic and transportation improvements, and much more. A rapid reply is encouraged so that city officials can consider everyone's comments before a final draft Plan is completed.
   Public outreach meetings to answer questions about the draft plan concepts and hear other ideas are scheduled at the following Woodinville locations:
   * Thursday, Sept. 26, 5 - 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Book Store, 18025 Garden Way NE
   * Saturday, Sept. 28, 2 - 4 p.m., Starbucks Coffee, 13780 NE 175th St.
   A working draft plan document is scheduled to be presented to the Planning Commission on Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. and to the Parks and Recreation Commission on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. On Oct. 16 both commissions will host an Open House from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and a public input meeting at 6:30 p.m. Additionally, a public hearing before the Planning Commission is scheduled for Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. All meetings are open to the public and are held at Woodinville City Hall, Council Chambers. Following review by the commissions, a final draft Plan is expected to be considered by the City Council in December. Citzens can access more information about the Master Plan online at www.ci.woodinville.wa.us/opportunities or by contacting Senior Planner Rebecca Perkins at (425) 489-2757 x 2283.