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Downtown Regional Stormwater Facilities Community Meeting  Download Copy
Date and Time 
Dec 5 2013 5:00 PM -- 7:00 PM
Location  Redmond City Hall, Bytes Cafe
Description Come join City staff to hear an update regarding the City’s Downtown Regional Stormwater Facilities Plan. The plan provides for stormwater conveyance and water quality treatment for the 500-acre Downtown drainage area, and 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 next big project, a stormwater treatment facility on the Redmond Way outfall. In 2006, the City of Redmond began steps to retrofit the 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 our fish once it enters the river. New underground pipes reduce flooding in downtown. Both improvements put in place the infrastructure needed for recent and future growth in downtown.

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.

Following a brief presentation at 5:30 p.m., meeting participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share concerns and other 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.
 
Information about the regional facilities program can be found here:
http://redmond.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=1868
The Redmond Way Water Quality Facility’s page is here:
http://redmond.gov/cms/one.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=13739

For more information about the project or about the public meeting, contact Steve Hitch, at sjhitch@redmond.gov or at (425) 556-2891.