|Tony Lewis (in orange) City Lead Construction Inspector of Private Developments consults with workers|
The construction site is located on the hill above Redmond Elementary School and south of NE 86th Street. This project has one-way-in and one-way-out access from 169th Ave NE by Redmond Elementary School. Construction equipment and earth movers will be using the 169th Avenue NE road by the school. As of this first day of summer, the developer began clearing trees and staging equipment.
The following letter (edited) was mailed to select Redmond residents on June 14th by city planner Steve Fischer. The recipients of Mr. Fischer's letter are citizens, the school district and other parties who participated "on record" in the Shaughnessy Heights Land Use Review process by attending public meetiings, commenting, phoning, and writing in their feedback to the city and various developers... Read More >>
The City of Redmond granted approval in 2007 to Shaughnessy Heights, a 42-lot subdivision containing 20 single-family homes and 22 attached homes for a total of 64 housing units. Public meetings were held for input. Since that time the property has changed hands a number of times.
In 2010, Element Residential purchased the project and completed architectural design changes. The original designs were "modern" in style and were modified to allow different home styles Public meetings were held again for input and citizen participation. Element Residential (Bothell) purchased this property and will begin construction this week with clearing and grading of the site, followed by the construction of streets and utilities.
The project site contains 463 healthy significant trees, of which the developer will be saving trees (51%). The majority of the trees saved are located within the open space tract along the eastern portion of the site. Once construction commences, it will begin with the removal of 229 trees followed by grading of the site. They plan to grade and complete as much of the utilities and streets as possible this summer.
All work will likely shut down at the end of summer with no work on the site during wet weather months to prevent erosioin. The remainder of the infrastructure work will completed Spring 2013.
- Steve Fischer, Principal Planner, Development, City of Redmond email@example.comTony Lewis, lead construction inspector / planner, C.O.R, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Photo and Report by Bob Yoder