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File #: 2016-0510    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 1/30/2017 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 2/13/2017
Enactment date: Enactment #: 14805
Title: A MOTION approving the executive's Eastside Rail Corridor Regional Trail Master Plan.
Sponsors: Kathy Lambert, Claudia Balducci, Reagan Dunn, Rod Dembowski
Indexes: ERC/BNSF
Attachments: 1. Motion 14805.pdf, 2. A. Eastside Rail Corridor Regional Trail Final Master Plan and Environmental Impact Statement - 3 Volumes, 3. 2016-0510 transmittal letter.docx, 4. 2016-0510 Attachment to Transmittal Letter - SEPA Addendum #1.pdf, 5. 2016-0510_SR_ERC_Trail_Master_Plan.docx, 6. 2016-0510-ATT3_Alternative_Maps.pdf, 7. 2016-0510-ATT4_ERC_Presentation.pdf, 8. 2016-0510_ATT5_PublicComment.pdf, 9. Responses to Feb 1 2017 Council questions_ERC Valley Segment.docx
Staff: Zoppi, Leah
Clerk 09/29/2016
A MOTION approving the executive's Eastside Rail Corridor Regional Trail Master Plan.
WHEREAS, the Woodinville Subdivision, formerly referred to as the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe rail line corridor, is an approximately forty-two-mile long railroad corridor that extends south from the city of Snohomish in Snohomish county to the cities of Renton and Redmond in King County, passing through unincorporated King County and the cities of Woodinville, Kirkland, Bellevue, Renton and Redmond, and
WHEREAS, in accordance with the federal National Trails System Act and its implementing regulations, 16 U.S.C. 1247(d) and 49 C.F.R. l152.29 ("the Trails Act"), in December 2009 King County entered into an interim trail use agreement with Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railway Company to railbank a portion of the Woodinville Subdivision on the mainline from Woodinville to Renton as well as the Redmond Spur from Woodinville to Redmond, subject to potential future reactivation of interstate freight service, and
WHEREAS, the railbanked portions of the Woodinville Subdivision are now known as the Eastside Rail Corridor ("the ERC"), and King County remains the designated interim trail user for the ERC outside the city of Redmond, and
WHEREAS, on February 8, 2013, after the city of Redmond, Puget Sound Energy, the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority ("Sound Transit"), and the city of Kirkland acquired property interests in the ERC, King County and the Port of Seattle executed a purchase and sale agreement through which King County acquired from the Port of Seattle all of the Port's remaining property interests in the ERC in support of outcomes including: providing a well-integrated trail system that supports the regional transportation network; consolidating the property rights that undergird the regional wastewater system that protects water quality and aids economic development; supporting other uses, including transit and utilit...

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