Agenda for Saint Edward Seminary special meeting posted

Saint Edward Seminary in Saint Edward State Park on the Kirkland and Kenmore boundary. Reporter file photo Saint Edward Seminary in Saint Edward State Park on the Kirkland and Kenmore boundary. Reporter file photo

The full agenda has been released for the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission’s special meeting to consider a 62-year lease agreement with Daniels Real Estate for the Seminary Building at Saint Edward State Park.

The agenda, which includes the lease agreement, can be found on the Washington State Parks website at parks.state.wa.us/AgendaCenter/Commission-Meetings-1. There haven’t been any major changes to the lease agreement since the plan for Daniels to turn the seminary into a 100-room lodge-style hotel was announced earlier this year.

The commission meeting, announced earlier this month, will begin at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 5 at Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Drive NE. The commission will decide whether or not to allow the state parks director to enter into the lease agreement with Daniels, and it requires a majority of five of the seven commissioners.

The meeting’s agenda includes a public comment period for those interested to share their thoughts. Public comments submitted to commission@parks.wa.gov through 5 p.m. Dec. 30 will also be made available to the commission prior to the special meeting.

For more information, contact Parks Planner Michael Hankinson at 360-902-8671 or michael.hankinson@parks.wa.gov.

The City of Kenmore also released the Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Lodge at St. Edward on Dec. 16. It includes data on the impacts for three options: following the current plan for the property, adapting the plan to include a different location and layout for parking, and doing nothing to the property.

Those wishing to appeal the FEIS have until 4:30 p.m. Jan. 6 to do so. The FEIS and more information about the project’s environmental review process can be found on the City of Kenmore’s website at www.kenmorewa.gov/lodgeatsaintedward.

More in News

A proposal by Senate Democrats would require concealed pistol license applicants in Washington state to complete a safety course. File photo
Democrats seek firearm training requirement for concealed carriers

Republican senator calls proposal ‘unconstitutional.’

Snohomish County man is first U.S. case of new coronavirus

A man in his 30s was hospitalized in Everett after contracting the virus during a trip to China.

Blake Peterson/staff photo
                                City manager Jennifer Phillips was one of the speakers at the Jan. 16 information session.
What’s next for the former Wayne Golf Course in Bothell?

The city of Bothell recently acquired the property from its previous owners.

Matt Marshall, leader of the Washington Three Percenters gun rights group, addresses a crowd rallying for Second Amendment rights Jan. 17 at the state Capitol in Olympia. Marshall condemned Republican leadership in the House of Representatives, which expelled Rep. Matt Shea from the Republican Caucus. Marshall announced his candidacy for the 2nd District seat held by House Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox. Photo by Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service
Gun rights advocates rally at Capitol

Criticism levied at Matt Shea investigation, Republican leadership.

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson (center) announced a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson in a press conference Jan. 2. Debbie Warfield of Everett (left) lost her son to a heroin overdose in 2012. Skagit County Commissioner Lisa Janicki (right) lost her son to an overdose of OxyContin in 2017. They are joined by Rep. Lauren Davis of Shoreline (second from right), founder of the Washington Recovery Alliance. (TVW screenshot)
AG Bob Ferguson talks lawsuits, gun control

Washington state Attorney General stopped by Sound Publishing’s Kirkland office.

Sen. Mona Das, D-Kent, the primary sponsor of SB 5323, speaking on the bill. (Photo courtesy of Hannah Sabio-Howell)
Proposed law adds a fee to plastic bags at checkout

Senate passes bill to ban single-use plastic bags, place 8-cent fee on reusable plastic bags.

From left to right: Corina Pfeil, Melanie O’Cain, Rod Dembowski, Milton Curtis and David Baker. Photo courtesy city of Kenmore
Baker, Herbig continue as Kenmore mayor, deputy mayor

They were appointed at the Jan. 13 council meeting, during which councilmembers were also sworn in.

Development has encroached on the East Lake Sammamish Trail (at right). Joe Livarchik/file photo
King County files lawsuit to finish East Lake Sammamish Trail

Homeowners have until September to remove buildings and other property from the right of way.

Bellevue residents Marko and Karla Ilicic play a hockey game in the Topgolf Swing Suite inside Forum Social House. Natalie DeFord/staff photo
Forum Social House opens in Bellevue

Eastside gets new nightclub, mini golf, swing suites.

Most Read