The Kirkland City Council unanimously approved the Cross Kirkland Corridor Master Plan on June 17, 2014. The Master Plan captures the community’s vision for the transformation of the Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC) and includes, among many features, a path for walking and biking, a linear park, and a site for future transit. The adoption came after more than 12 months of public outreach that included workshops, tours, community events and surveys to gather input on what the Master Plan should address. The CKC Master Plan is available online atwww.kirklandwa.gov/crosskirklandcorridor.
“Developing this Corridor takes vision and considerable will,” notes Kirkland Mayor Amy Walen. “Now we have the opportunity to build it as our contribution to the legacy of Kirkland’s parks and open spaces that were given to us by City leaders of the past.”
The City hired The Berger Partnership to work with the City Council, Transportation Commission and other city boards, community members, and Corridor users to develop the CKC Master Plan.
“The desire to develop this 5.75 mile abandoned railroad corridor in to a multimodal corridor has been the City’s goal for decades,” notes City Manager Kurt Triplett. “The City was presented with once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to secure an unparalleled facility for economic development, transportation and recreation and it is immensely satisfying seeing this vision become a reality.”
The Cross Kirkland Corridor Interim Trail construction kick-off event will be held on June 28 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the Corridor by the South Kirkland Park & Ride. The Interim Trail construction is expected to take 100 working days.
For more information about what’s new with the Cross Kirkland Corridor, visit the Cross Kirkland Corridor page on the City’s website, Cross Kirkland Corridor Facebook, or subscribe to email updates specific to the Corridor.