East Lake Sammamish Trail

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.

Current Status

On October 4, 2017, the City of Sammamish issued a Notice of Public Hearing and Staff Recommendation for Segment 2B (City File #SSDP2016-00415).   The public hearing will begin on November 3, 2017.  Please see the "Public Hearing" section below for further details.


The City of Sammamish Hearing Examiner will convene a public hearing on November 3, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., or soon thereafter for Segment 2B (City File #SSDP2016-00415).  The pubic hearing will take place at 801 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA (City Hall Council Chambers).  If the hearing is not able to be completed by approximately 5:00 p.m. on the first day, it will be continued as needed to November 6, 7, 8, 9, & 20, 2017 which have been reserved as additional hearing dates.  The hearing will be continued at the end of each day only as needed, there is no guarantee that the hearing will need to be continued to all of the listed days.

Direct public testimony will be heard beginning at 1:00 p.m. on the first hearing day.  There will not be a second opportunity for direct public testimony.  Time limits will be imposed on public testimony in accordance with Rule of Procedure 312(a).  Further information regarding the public testimony, including time limits, can be found in the Notice of Public Hearing and Staff Recommendation that is attached as Exhibit 2 below under the heading "East Lake Sammamish Trail Segment 2B - Hearing Examiner Record as of October 4, 2017."

The hearing will be conducted in conformance with the Hearing Examiner Rules of Procedure found here.

Parking Plan for Hearing Examiner Public Hearing

East Lake Sammamish Trail Segment 2B - Hearing Examiner Record as of October 4, 2017

East Lake Sammamish Trail Segment 2B - City First Review

East Lake Sammamish Trail Segment 2B - Public Comments

Staff Contact