Hearing set on rail corridor purchase


The Metropolitan King County Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, Dec. 3 to take testimony on ordinances that are part of the proposed Eastside Rail Corridor agreement.

The public hearing on these proposals will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the King County Courthouse, Room 1001.

Proposed Ordinances 2012-0353, 2012-0354 and 2012-0382 authorize the purchase of approximately 19.2 acres on the Eastside Rail Corridor – the former BNSF rail line that stretches from Renton to Woodinville and from Woodinville to Redmond — from the Port of Seattle for the dual uses of recreational trail and public transit.

The ordinances also would authorize an agreement with the city of Redmond for the portions of the Eastside Rail Corridor within Redmond city limits, and authorize an agreement with Puget Sound Energy to coordinate utility uses.

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