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April Update

City Council Update on the CKC Master Plan
April 15, 2014
(Staff Memo) [PDF]

Community Future Day
April 26, 10 am-2pm, City Hall
Help prioritize projects for the CKC and other long-range plans. Event Details.

Proposed Public Improvements:  SRM development (property owners of Google Campus) has submitted a schematic design of proposed public improvements to the CKC at the Google Campus. Comments: Kari Page, or 425-587-3011.

Looking for Access Points along the Corridor? Check out this Map

City Manager Kurt Triplett answers the question "How can the Cross Kirkland Corridor accommodate a regional trail and future transit?" tv_camera

Cross Kirkland Corridor - Connecting It All Brochure (Jan. 2014) [PDF 2233 KB] 

Cross Kirkland Corridor Master Plan Fact Sheet (Feb. 2014) [PDF 200k]
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Public Works Department
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Kirkland WA, 98033
425-587-3800 (Main) 

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Transformation of the Cross Kirkland Corridor: In late August 2013, work began to remove and salvage the rail and other materials along the Corridor. This work was completed in late October 2013 making way for the construction of the Interim Trail - to begin in June 2014. The community celebrated the transformation of the corridor on Sunday, October 27, 2013, with a community walk. Watch the feature story in Currently Kirkland.  CKC Access Point Map Image

Kirkland's vision:
Connectivity to schools, parks, businesses and neighborhoods. Multi-modal transportation opportunities. A recreation and business corridor that reflects Kirkland’s commitment to balanced transportation, economic development, and parks, open spaces and recreational services. The City’s vision for the Cross Kirkland Corridor is fast becoming a reality.Kirkland is one of the region’s most livable communities with its desirable blend of work and leisure. A commitment to a healthy environment and healthy lifestyle with opportunities to work close to home, school, and services, makes Kirkland attractive to those who create businesses here, those who live here, and those who are visiting. The Kirkland community has long recognized the importance of this corridor and its potential as a world-class, world-famous, example of sustainability and livability.
Kirkland residents and business have shown their strong support of the Corridor by approving a permanent property tax parks levy in 2012 that provides funding the maintenance and operation of the Corridor and for the construction of an Interim Trail. Additionally, individuals, companies, and neighborhood groups have pledged a commitment to keep the Corridor clean through the "Adopt a Trail" program. As of June 2013, all of the 23 one-quarter mile segments have been adopted. (Adopt-A-Trail Map PDF 828 KB)
Regional coordination of the Eastside Rail Corridor: The Cross Kirkland Corridor is a 5.75 mile segment of the 42-mile Eastside Rail Corridor. The Eastside Rail Corridor runs from Renton, WA to Snohomish, WA. The City purchased the Cross Kirkland Corridor from the Port of Seattle in April 2012. In August 2012, the Port of Seattle approved the sale of portions of the Eastside Rail Corridor to King County and in December 2012, the King County Council unanimously voted to purchase a 15.6-mile portion of the Eastside Rail Corridor. In 2010, the City of Redmond purchased a "spur" within its city limits (Redmond Central Connector) and King County is interested in developing the corridor as dual-use. 
Stay connected: The City is committed to keeping the community and beyond informed about the status of the Corridor. Read regular updates in "All Things CKC" and an  April 2013 Overview of the City's interests about the Interim Trail and Master Plan.

In early 2013, the City launched a comprehensive public involvement campaign called "Kirkland 2035: Your Voice. Your Vision. Your Future." This campaign will provide many opportunities for public input on the Cross Kirkland Corridor Master Plan. Please stay informed by subscribing to receive email updates.

Page updated: April 18, 2014

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