|November 21, 2013
||Anne Marie Peacock
Redmond, WA - The public is invited to join the City of Redmond staff for a community meeting regarding the Downtown Regional Stormwater Facilities Plan. The meeting will take place Thursday, December 5 from 5-7 pm, at Redmond City Hall in the Bytes Café. Following a brief presentation at 5:30 pm, meeting participants can ask questions and share comments. City staff and project consultants will be available for the remainder of the meeting so participants can view and provide written comments on planned improvements. Light refreshments will be provided.
The community meeting will provide an update regarding the Stormwater conveyance and water quality treatment plan for the 500-acre downtown drainage area, which is funded by developers, stormwater ratepayers, state grants and state subsidized loans. The City has constructed four of the six planned facilities and is now poised to build the stormwater treatment facility on the Redmond Way outfall.
In 2006, the City of Redmond began steps to retrofit downtown with stormwater treatment and conveyance that supports healthy Sammamish River salmon runs, existing development, and planned growth. The treatment facilities remove pollutants from stormwater runoff so it is cleaner for fish once it enters the river and new underground pipes reduce flooding in downtown. Both improvements put in place the infrastructure needed for current and future growth in downtown Redmond.
Construction for the Redmond Way Water Quality Facility is scheduled for summer 2014. The work will continue pipe improvements down Redmond Way from the railroad trestle to the river, and will construct a water quality treatment facility in a parking lot near the river. Information about the regional facility program can be found at www.redmond.gov/environment/stormwaterutility.
For more information about the project or the public meeting, please contact Steve Hitch at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (425) 556-2891.