Ed Murray, Mayor
SUBJECT: Waterfront Seattle: Environmental Review Begins, September 9 Public Scoping Meeting Announced
8/16/2013 9:30:00 AM
Waterfront Seattle: Environmental Review Begins, September 9 Public Scoping Meeting Announced
SEATTLE— The Seattle Department of Transportation is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement on elements of the proposed Waterfront Seattle project including Alaskan Way, the pedestrian promenade, and the overlook walk.
A public scoping meeting will be held September 9 at Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, in the Bertha Knight Landes Room from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be an open house format, and is free and open to hall.
Scoping is the first step in the EIS process. The purpose of scoping is to seek input from the public, interest groups, agencies and affected tribes on the actions, alternatives and environmental impacts proposed to be discussed in the EIS. The scoping process is also intended to eliminate detailed study of those issues that are not significant or have been covered by prior environmental review.
The scoping comment period began August 14 and continues through September 25. In addition to the public scoping meeting, comments also may be submitted in three ways:
1. Online at waterfrontseattle.org
2. By email to UplandEISscoping@waterfrontseattle.org
3. In writing to: Peter E. Hahn, Director, Seattle Department of Transportation, c/o Mark Mazzola, Environmental Manager, PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA 98124-4996
Public comments must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 25.
For more information about the project and the scoping process visit waterfrontseattle.org.