PSRC Seeking Public Comment on the VISION 2050 Draft Supplemental Enviromental Impact Statement

Contact: Rick Olson at 206-971-3050 or rolson@psrc.org
 
PSRC Seeking Public Comment on the VISION 2050 Draft Supplemental Enviromental Impact Statement
 
SEATTLE-- The Puget Sound Regional Council is seeking public comment on the VISION 2050 Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. The public comment period will run from Thursday, February 28 through Monday, April 29, 2019 at 5 pm. The Draft SEIS is available for review and comment at https://www.psrc.org/vision/seis.
 
Forecasts show the region needs to plan for 1.8 million additional people and 1.2 million new jobs by 2050. The population is expected to reach over 5.8 million in 2050. PSRC is developing VISION 2050 to guide growth to support thriving communities, a strong economy and a healthy environment. 
 
The Draft SEIS evaluates the environmental effects of three regional growth alternatives for VISION 2050 that distribute growth in unique patterns throughout the region. The three alternatives are: Stay the Course (no action alternative), Transit Focused Growth, and Reset Urban Growth. 
 
VISION 2050 will be the long-range growth management, environmental, economic and transportation strategy for the central Puget Sound region. VISION 2050 will contain the region's multicounty planning policies and a regional strategy for accommodating growth through 2050.
 
How to comment:

  • Email: VISION2050SEIS@psrc.org  
  • Online SEIS Comment Portal: https://www.psrc.org/vision/seis
  • Mail: ATTN: VISION 2050 SEIS Comment, PSRC, 1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98104
  • Fax: ATTN: VISION 2050 SEIS Comment, 206-587-4825
  • In Person: April 4 Growth Management Policy Board Meeting, 10 am at PSRC

 
PSRC encourages written comments with contact information.
 
For more information, attend one of the five Draft SEIS open houses being held around the region during March 2019:

  • Tuesday, March 12, 4-6 PM, Edmonds City Hall, 121 5th Avenue N, Edmonds, 98020
  • Wednesday, March 13, 4-6 PM, South Tacoma Public Library, 3411 S 56th Street, Tacoma, 98409
  • Monday, March 18, 4-6 PM, Bothell Police Community Room, 18410 101st Avenue NE, Bothell, 98011
  • Tuesday, March 19, 4-6 PM, Bremerton City Council Chambers, 345 6th Street,  Bremerton, 98377
  • Thursday, March 21, 12-2 PM, PSRC Boardroom, 1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, 98104

 
PSRC’s Growth Management Policy Board will review all comments made on the Draft SEIS, work to incorporate changes, and select a preferred growth alternative, which may be a hybrid of the different alternatives presented in the draft SEIS.
 
The Draft VISION 2050 plan containing the draft multicounty planning policies and the preferred growth alternative is expected in summer 2019 with the Final SEIS in early 2020.
 
VISION helps to coordinate the local growth and transportation plans developed by cities and counties to make sure they are consistent with the Growth Management Act and regional transportation plans. It is an integrated, long-range vision for the future that lays out a strategy for maintaining a sustainable region - promoting the well-being of people and communities, economic vitality, and a healthy environment.
 
PSRC develops policies and coordinates decisions about regional growth, transportation and economic development planning within King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The Council is composed of over 80 jurisdictions, including all four counties, cities and towns, ports, state and local transportation agencies and tribal governments within the region.
 
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