North Creek Regional Trail - (#RC1546)
Oct. 25, 2013: The October 2013 newsletter has just been posted here and is being mailed to homes in the area between Bothell-Everett Hwy and North Road south of North Creek County Park and north of Filbert Road.
The preferred trail alignment can be viewed in its entirety by clicking on this link, North Creek Trail Preferred Alignment or see the neighborhood sections in the figures below. A newsletter with be sent in the near future.
Neighborhood Section Maps
Figure 3 - 183rd Street SE to 13th Avenue SE
Figure 4 - 13th Avenue SE to Sprague Drive
Figure 5 - Sprague Drive to Filbert Drive (at Grimes Road)
Figure 6 - Filbert Drive (at Grimes Road) to the intersection of SR 524
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 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. The Before We Build brochure explains the right-of-way process. You may also contact Adrienne Hulbert, Snohomish County Real Property Specialist, 425-388-6564.
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
- 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)
The county has received Federal funding to get the project construction-ready, and is seeking funding for construction.
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.
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.
The Before We Build pamphlet provides details of the right-of-way acquisition process.
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) 388-6564
- City of Bothell North Creek Trail project
- Snohomish County Parks Department