WSDOT Project at 15700 N. Dayton Ave.
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) building renovation and construction project, a $46.5 million project, is being funded by the State of Washington. About 200 employees from the Department of Ecology/Northwest office currently located in Bellevue, will be moving to the WSDOT facility. With a project of this size, the City of Shoreline code requires frontage improvements in the right-of-way.
The proposed changes within the right-of- way include:
New concrete curb, 5 foot wide amenity strip, 8 foot wide sidewalks.
The parallel parking requirement has been excluded from this project.
The Problem: These frontage improvements come at a HUGE cost… the removal of approximately 133 significant tall trees on Dayton Ave N, N. 160th and N. 155th. Many of these mature firs and cedars have been here for decades and are home to a variety of birds, squirrels, and other wildlife.
Impact: The removal of 133 trees will affect the health of our Highland Terrace neighborhood and Shoreline. It will also increase traffic noise and diminish the protection these trees offer including air quality, urban heat reduction, storage of carbon, traffic calming, stormwater runoff, and erosion control. The iconic tree lined boulevard on Dayton Ave. North will be gone forever, as will the surrounding trees on N. 160th St. and N. 155th St.
Let’s save the trees together!
133 Trees – Once they are gone, they are gone forever.
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