Kagi bill would force Snohomish County to talk with Woodway on Point Wells

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Our friends at Shoreline Area News are reporting that Democratic State Rep. Ruth Kagi has introduced a bill to force Snohomish County to talk with the cities of Shoreline and Woodway about the Point Wells development.

The bill doesn’t mention Point Wells, Shoreline, Woodway or Snohomish County. Instead, it says, “The maximum residential density of an unincorporated portion of an urban growth area may not exceed that of the immediately adjacent areas of the abutting city or cities.”
The bill says that it applies to “unincorporated portions of urban growth areas that:
(i) border the Puget Sound;
(ii) are surrounded on the landward side entirely by one or more cities;
(iii) are one or more miles from any other portion of an urban growth area that is in unincorporated territory; and
(iv) are 50 or more acres in size.”
Democratic Rep. Cindy Ryu of the 32nd Legislative District is a co-sponsor as are Reps. Marko Liias and Mary Helen Roberts of the 21st District, which includes Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mukilteo.

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