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File #: CM 21-016   
Type: Committee Memo Status: Approved for Consent
File created: 1/7/2021 In control: Committee of the Whole - Planning and Public Works
On agenda: 1/12/2021 Final action:
Title: NE 70th Street Right-of-Way Vacation
Attachments: 1. Agenda Memo, 2. Attachment A: Supplemental Information, 3. Attachment B: Petition
TO: Committee of the Whole - Planning and Public Works
FROM: Mayor Angela Birney
DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR CONTACT(S):
Planning and Community Development
Carol Helland
425-556-2107
Finance
Kelly Cochran
425-556-2748

DEPARTMENT STAFF:
Planning and Community Development
Don Cairns
Transportation Planning and Engineering Manager
Planning and Community Development
Jeff Churchill
Long Range Planning Manager
Finance
Terry Marpert
Real Property Specialist


TITLE:
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NE 70th Street Right-of-Way Vacation


OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
recommendation
As part of the Downtown Redmond Link Extension (DRLE), Sound Transit has petitioned the City to vacate a portion of NE 70th Street in Marymoor Village for the purpose of constructing the Southeast Redmond light rail station. Sound Transit will realign and reconstruct NE 70th Street in front of the station as part of DRLE and dedicate it to the City at the end of the DRLE project. Consistent with state law, the proposed process is:
* January 12, 2021: Committee of the Whole briefing
* January 19, 2021: Council adopts resolution setting public hearing date
* February 16, 2021: Council holds public hearing and considers vacation ordinance after the public hearing is concluded.
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? Additional Background Information/Description of Proposal Attached


REQUESTED ACTION:

? Receive Information ? Provide Direction ? Approve


REQUEST RATIONALE:

* Relevant Plans/Policies:
Marymoor Subarea Infrastructure Plan (2017); Comprehensive Plan Policies TR-10 and TR-11
* Required:
Pursuant to chapter 35.79 RCW the City Council must hold a public hearing and is the decision maker for this petition.
* Council Request:
N/A
* Other Key Facts:
The approach for vacating the existing street right-of-way and subsequently dedicating new street right-of-way is detailed in Letter of Concurrence 22 between the City and Sound Transit. The letter is incorporated into the DRLE Development Agreement executed on August 21, 2019.


OUTCOMES:
Vacating a po...

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