The comment periods for these projects close on Monday so get writing. One is exactly the kind of project we want, the other not so much.
The Slog reports that the Yesler Terrace redevelopment project has received very few public comments (at least prior to the Slog posting). Being a density fanatic, option three caught my attention:
Option Three (the highest density choice): 5,000 housing units built, with 1.2 million square feet of office/hotel space, 88,000 square feet of commercial space, 50,000 for neighborhood services, new street grids, fireworks, etc. It would also include 6.9 acres of open space and add 6,300 parking spaces to the area.
That’s too much parking for such a transit-accessible location, but we must maximize the ability of people to live near excellent transit. In the long run, more units also equals affordable housing and a larger property tax base for social services. Go comment on this before Monday.
SR-99 Deep Bore Tunnel
The Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Study (SDEIS), which you can read here, is an update to previous EISs. Although Chapter 8 is the section that talks about the alternatives it is rather pointless because the analysis doesn’t include tolls, Chapter 9 on tolling is the chapter you want to read. Also focus in on tolling Scenario C, as it is the only scenario considered that raises enough revenue to meet funding goals, although A gets closes. Adam wrote about tolls previously here. Go to Chapter 3 to read about why WSDOT dropped the surface option.
Go here to comment, also before the end of the day on Monday.