Light Rail Permitting CAC
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The Bellevue East Link Permitting Citizens Advisory Committee represents a citywide perspective in design and permit review of the East Link light rail facilities and tracks. It is tasked with review of project components that are owned, built and operated by Sound Transit, which includes the tracks, stations and ancillary structures, up to Sound Transit’s property line.
Formed as a result of the Light Rail Overlay Land Use code adopted by the City Council in February 2013, the CAC advises Sound Transit on the design and mitigation permit process for East Link. CAC meetings and open houses related to the CAC
|| CAC Role
| Development Standards
||The CAC advisory authority pertains only to reviewing the light rail system and facilities plans for compliance with already adopted standards. The CAC will not develop new standards.
| Design guidelines
||The CAC advisory authority pertains only to reviewing the light rail system and facilities plans for compliance with already adopted design guideline. The CAC will not develop new guidelines.
| Existing and planned conditions
||Depending on timing, background research of existing character and conditions around each station and the light rail alignment could help inform the CAC in context-sensitive design recommendations.
| Parking and traffic
||The CAC will provide review of Sound Transit parking facilities and drop-off areas associated with stations. It does not address neighborhood parking and traffic issues.
| Public safety
||The CAC will consider public safety as an element that will inform their recommendation on design and mitigation.
| Redevelopment potential
||The CAC will not evaluate redevelopment potential. All rezoning considerations will be examined through the station area planning process.
The City Council appointed the eight-member CAC on Sept. 23, 2013. The members are:
- Wendy Jones;
- Ming-Fang Chang;
- Susan Rakow Anderson;
- Marcelle Lynde;
- Don Miles;
- Joel Glass;
- Doug Mathews; and
- Siona van Dijk.
How can the public participate in the CAC process?
All CAC meetings are public and will initially occur every two weeks, with agendas and presentation materials available on the committee's meetings page. An opportunity for public comment will be available at each meeting.
In addition to regular meetings, there will be special opportunities for the public to give input directly to the CAC in advance of the committee making any formal recommendations. These may include public open houses, briefings and website comments and online surveys. The public can submit a comment to the CAC via email (CAC_Comments@bellevuewa.gov) or via mail (Matthews Jackson, P.O. Box 90012, Bellevue, WA, 98009) at any time.