The City of Sammamish announced today that two STCA projects for the Town Center development have passed their concurrency tests and that Certificates of Concurrency have been issued for 419 homes and 82,000 sq/ft of commercial space.
As we reported, until recently, STCA Phase I was deemed to fail concurrency. On May 23, Council Members Pam Stuart, Jason Ritchie and Ramiro Valderrama unsuccessfully moved to exclude the Town Center area, and with it STCA, from the concurrency failure on Sahalee way.
“This is the No. 1 priority of Sammamish citizens.”–Tom Hornish.
City’s road program has been to “urbanize” streets, not ease congestion.
Administration attempted to discredit Mullor study.
Mullor credited with starting important conversation by Council Members.
In what can only be regarded as a searing rebuke of the City Manager, City Staff and outside transportation consultants, the Sammamish City Council voted 6-1 July 18 to pursue an in-depth review of transportation policies.
The Council also agreed to have discussions at every Council meeting in the foreseeable future.
Miki Mullor sent a new round of questions to the City Council and City Administration on July 4. (See the Power Point program here.) He submitted the questions in advance of a scheduled July 10 meeting at which the City Council is to get a detailed briefing from staff about concurrency and how Sammamish measures traffic in approving development.