Eastside Rail Corridor Advisory Council, featuring Redmond Mayor Marchione, to meet on Wednesday
February 15, 2013 · Updated 3:37 PM
The panel responsible for planning the future of the Eastside Rail Corridor (ERC) will hold its first meeting from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Selig Building (300 Fifth Ave., Seattle, first floor conference room).
The council — which features Redmond Mayor John Marchione — will make recommendations on a planning process for various uses of the corridor by the entities that have ownership rights within the corridor. The focus of the planning process would be how the rail, trail and utility uses in the corridor will be coordinated.
The council will coordinate with the affected cities around local planning and development and will reach out to community stakeholders who have long been awaiting the corridor’s future uses.
County Executive Dow Constantine and County Council Vice Chair Jane Hague, the council member who represents the majority of the cities directly affected by development of the corridor, are serving as co-chairs of the Advisory Council. The other panel members are: County Council members Larry Phillips and Kathy Lambert, Kirkland Mayor Joan McBride, Sound Transit CEO Joni Earl and Puget Sound Energy Community Relations Manager David Namura.