North Creek Regional Trail - (#RC1546)
July 2012 Update: The public comment period for the SEPA environmental process is open through August 6, 2012. The checklist is posted below for your review, along with information about how to comment. Send comments to Stephanie Cotton, Senior Environmental Planner for the project.
June 2012 Update: The preferred trail alignment has been selected. Follow this link to view it . . . North Creek Trail Preferred Alignment. The next step is the SEPA environmental review phase of the project conducted for the purpose of preparing the right-of-way plan. Design of the trail is also moving forward from the 30% stage.
In early 2009 Snohomish County began Phase I of its plan to build a section of North Creek Trail between SR 524 and 183rd Street SE, west of Bothell-Everett Highway. The trail will be part of a coordinated regional system that will
eventually connect the Sammamish River/Burke-Gillman Trail in King County
with the Snohomish County Regional Interurban Trail in Everett. The trail will be located west of Bothell-Everett Highway (SR 527), east of North Road and north of 208th St SE.
This project is funded through Phase I, which includes everything through the purchase of right-of-way. Funding for Phase I is being provided by King County as part of an agreement to mitigate the impacts of the Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Plant, and includes trail design and purchase of the necessary right-of-way. Snohomish County is seeking funding for construction of the trail, which is likely to occur in phases.
An environmental review of the North Creek Trail project was completed in compliance with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). An Environmental Checklist was prepared on June 28, 2012. A Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) and Notice of Land Disturbing Activity Permit were issued on July 10, 2012. The documents were posted on the web page for review and available for viewing at Snohomish County Public Works in Downtown Everett. The 21-day comment and appeal period ended on August 6, 2012.
SEPA Notice Mailed – July 15, 2012
SEPA notice sign posted - July 15, 2012
DNS Cover Letter (pdf)
Determination of Non-Significance & Land Disturbing Activity Permit (pdf)
Environmental Checklist (pdf)
Final Feasibility Study
The 21-day SEPA comment and appeal period ended on August 6, 2012.
- Field work to identify several possible trail alignments/routes (2010)
- Public Open Houses to introduce options and seek comments in June 2010
- Draft Study of Alternative Alignments (late 2010/early 2011)
- Public Open Houses to report findings/ask for comments (March 2011)
- Additional Open House (November 2011)
- Approval of an alternative for design and environmental evaluation (2012)
- SEPA environmental process - See Table 2 for Public Involvement (2012)
- Purchase of necessary right-of-way (2012 - 2014)
A construction date has not yet been determined;
funding for construction has not been identified.
Open House meetings were held
November 16, 2011 Open House Meeting: One meeting was held and attended by approximately 40 citizens. The West Alignment was presented along with three options for the north section of the trail. The project team is receiving comments and will review those during December
March 2011 Open House Meetings: Three meetings were held and attended by approximately 50 citizens. The East Alignment and a West Alignment were presented. Citizen comments led to the choice of the West Alignment with two additional options for a portion of the north section of the alignment.
June 2010 Open House Meetings: Three meetings were held and attended by approximately 90 citizens. A variety of alignment options were presented. Citizens commented and provided additional information that helped narrow the options to two main alignments - East and West.
Follow this link - eSubscribe Services - to receive an e-mail when new information becomes available.
- David Lee, Project Manager, (425) 388-6694 (questions about the project)
- Tina Hokanson, Communications Specialist, (425) 388-3789 or
send mail to Tina Hokanson, Snohomish County Public Works, M/S 607 - 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201-5093
- Adrienne Hulbert, Real Property Specialist, (425) 388-3488, ext. 4282
- City of Bothell North Creek Trail project
- Snohomish County Parks Department
You can check the Weekly Road Construction Update to see what else is happening on Snohomish County roads.