- $4,434,639 was approved for the final phase of the Downtown/Redmond Way Stormwater Trunk Line.
- $68,800 was approved to hire a crew of six Washington State Conservation Corps workers to restore and maintain 45 acres of stream habitat associated with city capital improvement projects.
The Marchione Administration has a second $20,000,000 stormwater trunk line project planned for the Overlake Urban Center. It includes an underground vault the size of three city halls on the eastern parking lot of Sears. Redmond stormwater rates pay for this infrastructure and are some of the highest (if not the highest) in the region. Just look at your city water utility bill.
Developers have been slow to move into Overlake at this report and Council President Pat Vache' is looking for stakeholders to step up and lead. Marchione held an August Council study session which included talk of competing with Bellevue by changing zoning once again. Are enormous stormwater projects clogging redevelopment? BY