The DEIS describes three alternatives, and the impacts of each. The final recommendation can be a mix of the three alternatives. The city would like to know which elements of each alternative people like best and least. Alternative 2 proposes buildings up to 10 stories on the east side of 405. Alternative 3 proposes buildings up to 20 stories. There are no proposed density increases in the Highlands.
station area plan website at https://www.kirklandwa.gov/stationareaplan
has links to the entire draft EIS, as well as to a
good summary. The website also has a link to sign up for
email updates, a link to send comments, and a lot of other
Note that the Station Area Plan only addresses city-owned land around the I-405/NE 85th St. interchange. The plan does not address the Sound Transit project (BRT stop, pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements, roundabout at 114th Ave NE and NE 85th St, updated interchange configuration with direct access to 405 express toll lanes, dropoff/pickup), which is on DOT-owned land.
Deadline extended to Feb. 19.
Please review the Station Area Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and send your comments to the City by February 19. See links below.