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November 2, 2017


Josh Brown 
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Plans for South Prairie, Tukwila and Wilkeson move forward

Thanks to great work by staff and elected leaders, comprehensive plans for South Prairie, Tukwila and Wilkeson are on their way to full certification. The plans were previously conditionally certified, and the jurisdictions have since worked to meet the conditions for full certification. The Growth Management Policy Board recommended full certification at its meeting today.

Comment on draft centers proposal by November 8

A reminder that the growth board is looking for input on a draft Centers Framework proposal by November 8. The proposal describes potential updates to plans, policies and procedures to support different kinds of mixed use and industrial centers in the region. You can dive into the details here. The comments received will help the growth board make a final recommendation to the Executive Board.

Tricks and Treats in North Bend

The City of North Bend debuted its new Downtown Plaza project in style with a Halloween ribbon cutting and community event. Shout out to Mayor Hearing who went all in with his costume! The project improved sections of North Bend Way and Main Avenue in the downtown historical business district to create a unique space that includes a traffic calming environment with a curbless intersection and a larger walkable plaza area. The project received $1.7 million in PSRC funds. Congratulations, North Bend! 

North Bend Halloween event
Mayor Ken Hearing cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of North Bend's downtown plaza.

I welcome your feedback on our work at PSRC. You can reach me at jbrown@psrc.org.