Comprehensive Plan Update continues with look at neighborhood plans
Kirkland residents and businesses are encouraged to attend a second series of meetings as the conversation about Neighborhood Plans continues. In January and February 2014, over 220 participants shared their ideas at public workshops on what characteristics they would like to see in their neighborhoods and what information should be included in their Neighborhood Plan. The meetings scheduled for May and June are intended to share feedback from the first series, to address potential amendments to Neighborhood Plans, and to identify issues that cannot be addressed. Comments from the first series can be viewed on the Kirkland 2035 website, www.kirklandwa.gov/kirkland2035.
May 13, 6-8:30 p.m., Kirkland City Hall, 123 Fifth Avenue
Everest/Central Houghton/Lakeview Neighborhoods
June 4, 6-8:30 p.m., Lake Washington High School, Commons Room, 12033 NE 80th Street
North Rose Hill/South Rose Hill/Bridle Trails/ Totem Lake Neighborhoods
June 5, 6-8:30 p.m., Kirkland City Hall, 123 Fifth Avenue
Norkirk/Moss Bay/Highlands/Market Neighborhoods
June 10, 6-8:30 p.m., LDS Kirkland Stake Center, 7910 NE 132nd Street
Juanita/Finn Hill/Kingsgate Neighborhoods
Neighborhood Plans are considered “subarea plans” to the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The City is updating its Comprehensive Plan as required by the State Growth Management Act. Neighborhood plans currently exist for Lakeview, Central Houghton, Bridle Trails, Everest, North Rose Hill, South Rose Hill, Totem Lake, North/South Juanita (prior to the June 2011 Annexation of North Juanita), Market, Norkirk, Highlands, and Moss Bay which contains the Downtown Plan. Subarea plans have been approved for Northeast 85th Street subarea and Market Street Corridor. Neighborhood plans have not been prepared for the annexed areas of Finn Hill, North Juanita and Kingsgate.