Photo Source: The Seattle Times
The Seattle Times’ Keith Ervin reports this morning about the myriad public and private sector parties that are coming together around different elements (and sections) of the 42-mile Eastside rails and trails corridor. This month — and perhaps as early as next Tuesday — the “…Port’s purchase of the rail corridor is scheduled to close….”
King County, Redmond and a utility consortium are prepared to pay more than $43 million to buy land or easements along an abandoned Eastside rail line they hope to give new life as a rail and trail route in the future.
The corridor is unique in the opportunity that it potentially offers citizens and businesses on Seattle’s Eastside — a point that Cascadia Center has voiced repeatedly in the last several years. Read the full article here.