West Seattle Blog… | SEATTLE WEST LIGHT RAIL: Sound Transit sets publication date for draft environmental impact assessment

Just announced by Sound transit – January 28 is the date it will take the next major step in planning the West Seattle streetcar extensions to Ballard – this is the date ST will launch the Environmental impact study project. Here is the announcement:

We are delighted to announce that the Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions Project will be available for a 90-day public review and comment period starting Friday. January 28, 2022! We will provide several ways to comment, including online, in public meetings, by phone, email and mail.

The comment period on the draft EIS is an important step to provide feedback and help shape what this project looks like in your community. Your input is a key part of the process and will help the Sound Transit Board understand what is important to you as it considers which alternative to build.

After voters approved the ST3 ballot measure in 2016, the agency originally planned to release the DEIS last year, but it was repeatedly delayed, most recently in October, when ST announced that it would come out “early 2022”. The currently slated opening date for the West Seattle expansion, 2032, is two years later than the original plan.