East Lake Sammamish Trail Segment 2B Shoreline Substantial Development Permit (SSDP2016-00415)
The City of Sammamish received an application on October 19, 2016 requesting a Shoreline Substantial Development Permit (SSDP) to improve 3.5 miles of the existing soft-surface interim East Lake Sammamish Trail, extending from SE 33rd Street to Inglewood Hill Road. This interim trail will be widened to 12 feet of paved surface with 2-foot gravel shoulders and a 1-foot clear zone on both sides. In conjunction with the trail widening, associated activity will take place which includes: earthwork; drainage improvements related to the trail; culvert replacements to improve fish passage; construction of rest areas with benches; improved intersections and sight triangles; mitigation and habitat enhancement; landscaping and fencing; and access and traffic control (bollards, striping, signage, etc.). The subject properties are located in the R-4 zone and in close proximity to Lake Sammamish which is a Shoreline of Statewide Significance. This proposal is located within the Lake Sammamish Shoreline Residential Environment Designation. An SSDP is now a Type 4 process which includes a Staff Recommendation and Final decision by the City’s Hearing Examiner.
The Public Comment Period closed at 5:00 pm on January 27, 2017. City Staff is currently reviewing applicant submitted application materials and public comments. Staff anticipates completing the first round of review in early April 2017. This information will be updated as the project status progresses.