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Kirkland 2035 Plan Update. Summary of EIS Alternatives. Transportation Commission – September 25, 2014. Kirkland 2035 Update. Parallel Plan Update and Environmental Process City preparing Plan Element and neighborhood plan updates.

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Kirkland 2035 Plan Update

Summary of EIS Alternatives

Transportation Commission – September 25, 2014

Kirkland 2035 update
Kirkland 2035 Update

  • Parallel Plan Update and Environmental Process

    • City preparing Plan Element and neighborhood plan updates.

    • Consultants preparing environmental impact statement (EIS), based on updates.

    • EIS will include a Planned Action for Totem Lake to encourage development.

  • Plan updates and EIS to be completed in Spring 2015.

What is an eis
What is an EIS?

  • An informational document to inform decision making.

  • Evaluates the potential impacts associated with growth occurring under the updated Comprehensive Plan.

    • Tests multiple plan alternatives to evaluate the range of potential impacts.

    • Examines impacts in a variety of topic areas, including:

      • Land use patterns

      • Housing and Employment

      • Natural environment

      • Transportation

      • Public Services

      • Utilities

How are the alternatives identified
How are the Alternatives identified?

  • Alternatives provide a range of options for decision makers.

    • Alternatives show multiple ways to accomplish meeting our growth targets.

    • Not every possible alternative needs to be tested.

    • Must include a “No Action” (existing plan & regulations). Serves as baseline for comparison of other alternatives.

    • Must evaluate 2 alternatives.

    • The final Comp Plan must be within the range of the alternatives evaluated.

Alternatives and growth targets
Alternatives and Growth Targets

  • Kirkland has enough development capacity to meet both its housing and employment targets.

    • Both Alternatives test the same levels of growth:

    • 8,361 new housing units

    • 22,435 new jobs

  • Growth Alternatives represent different ways to distribute growth throughout Kirkland.

Summary of alternatives
Summary of Alternatives

  • No Action: Adopted land use plans, policies, and development regulations.

    • Growth Alternative 1: Focus future growth in major development centers (Totem Lake and CBD)

    • Growth Alternative 2: Most growth to major centers, but some portion of future development distributed to neighborhood centers and industrial areas.

Growth patterns totem lake
Growth Patterns: Totem Lake

  • Under all alternatives, Totem Lake would be the primary growth center.

  • No Action: Focused on office and industrial development, with commercial and residential per adopted plans and zoning.

    • Growth Alternative 1: A mix of commercial, office, and industrial with slightly higher housing & employment than No Action.

    • Growth Alternative 2:Slightly less housing and employment than No Action.

Growth patterns cbd subareas
Growth Patterns: CBD Subareas

  • CBD 5A (Parkplace)

  • No Action: 1.8 million sqft of office and retail, per approved plan

  • Alternatives 1 & 2: Anticipated revised Parkplace plan with moderate decrease in office use and moderate increase in residential. Code amendment required.

  • CBD 5 (MRM request) – south of Park Place

    • No Action: Office/commercial mix per adopted plans – low rise office

    • Alternative 1: Greater office with increased building heights

    • Alternative 2: Greater residential with increased building heights

  • Growth patterns neighborhood centers
    Growth Patterns: Neighborhood Centers

    • Neighborhood Centers will receive varying levels and types of growth by alternative.

      • No Action:Moderate increase in commercial and residential development. Redevelopment up to 3 stories. Current code.

      • Growth Alternative 1: No redevelopment. Stays at 1 story retail.

      • Growth Alternative 2: More growth directed to neighborhood centers. Growth weighted to residential development at 4-5 stories.

    Growth patterns light industrial tech
    Growth Patterns: Light Industrial Tech

    • No Action: Office development per adopted plans and zoning. No new industrial development.

      • Growth Alternative 1: Similar to No Action.

      • Growth Alternative 2: Mix of office, retail, residential in Norkirk. No new industrial uses. Mix of retail, hotel and office in North Rose Hill.

    Citizen amendment requests
    Citizen Amendment Requests

    • 19 CARs will be analyzed relative to Alternatives 1 & 2.

    • No Action assumes none of the CAR’s would be approved.