West Garage 
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 As outlined in our Campus Master Plan, Cascadia College and University of Washington Bothell are embarking on a new parking construction project to help meet the current demand for on-campus parking. The project will adhere to the following principles:

  • Provide adequate parking to maximize access to education
  • Minimize traffic flow disruption
  • Minimize impacts to adjacent properties and uses

Permitting for the parking project is anticipated for spring of 2019 and construction is scheduled to begin during the summer of 2019. Throughout the process, we will hold neighbor and community meetings to collect your input to help guide our design choices, keep you informed of progress, and ensure we hear and address your concerns once construction begins. This site will be a repository for all presentations and documents related to the project.

PDF of pre-application request



Neighbor and Community Meeting Schedule

 

Date

 

Documents

 

Time

 

Location

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Presentation

6:00-7:30 pm        

Husky Hall #1160

Monday, December 10, 2018

Presentation

6:00-7:30 pm

Husky Hall #1160

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Fast Facts 

Presentation Boards

6:00-7:30 pm

Husky Hall #1160

 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Arborist Report

   

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How can we give input?
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TO SHARE THOUGHTS OR ASK QUESTIONS

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How will the campus manage the buffers?
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WILL THERE BE A PERMANENT BUDGET TO MAINTAIN THE BUFFER ONCE IT HAS BEEN PLANTED? HOW WILL BUFFER MAINTENANCE BE ENFORCED?

The campus has dedicated funds in the West Garage budget to plant the buffer. There are also dedicated funds to maintain vegetation and trees across campus. A portion of these funds will be allocated to the western buffer as needed. The campus hires an arborist to assess the health of all vegetation and trees on an annual basis. The campus will be responsible for maintaining the buffer as required by city code BMC 12.18.150. The campus could be subject to code enforcement should the City of Bothell be notified that the plantings are not being maintained.

 

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WILL THE GARAGE HEIGHT IMPACT THE GROWTH OF THE BUFFER?

Plant species selected for the buffer and locations adjacent to the building are suited to shady sites similar to their native forest environment. 

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Will the campus plant a buffer on the east-west boundary of the site where it abuts husky hall?

The garage project, located at the south end of the site, minimizes disturbances and preserves native growth at the north end. Since Husky Hall is a leased property over which the campus has no jurisdiction, there are no plans to plant a buffer along this border.

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can we divert money from understory to trees that would provide better coverage?

The understory planting is designed to provide ground-level screening for adjacent properties and contributes to a desire to create a natural forest landscape. The landscaping consultant for the project recommends against planting trees of a larger size or spacing larger trees more densely than currently planned.

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Can the campus place nurse logs on the west side of the buffer for wildlife?

Nurse logs along the west side of the buffer are not currently in the plan but could be considered. The campus practice is to utilize downed trees in forested areas for benches and other projects associated with the campus. The campus will continue to evaluate trees, including along the western boundary, for potential use.  

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How will the campus reduce impact from lights?
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how will you address impact of lights from the garage?

The lighting was intentionally designed to reduce impacts to adjacent uses.

First, the type of lighting selected for the project is directional and will be positioned away from neighboring properties. The lighting has full cut-off optics and shields so that there is no light shining up into the sky or spilling into neighboring yards. A diffuse lens will further reduce any glare.

Second, the architectural cladding will mitigate light spill and glare from the building interior.

Third, all lighting will be controlled via an automation system, photocells, and motion sensors which will work in tandem to reduce light output to 20% when the space is unoccupied. When adequate levels of daylight are detected the system will turn the lights off.

Fourth, evergreen plans in the landscape buffer will help to diffuse and screen lighting.

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Will the campus adopt restricted hours for garage usage?
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will the campus establish operating hours for the west garage?

The campus is currently developing an operating policy that will restrict the hours of the garage. The current draft will allow access Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm, and would restrict access Monday through Thursday from 4pm to 9am, and all day/night on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, except for occasional special events. The campus will evaluate special events and coordinate to fill other garages. A final policy will be approved before opening the West Garage. Operating hours will be assessed annually.

Vehicles parked in the garage will be able to exit the structure at any time.

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will you consult with neighbors about any proposed schedule changes?

There is a campus-town-community committee that meets three times a year. Representatives from all nearby neighborhoods are represented on this committee. The campus will bring its annual assessment to the meeting and consult with neighbors.

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How will the campus patrol the garage?
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will you install security cameras along the west side of the garage?

The campus is currently assessing the use of security cameras in all parking garages on campus. Cameras are not currently included in the construction project.

 

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how will you work to prevent partying/drinking at night in the garage?

Once the garage is operational, Campus Safety will patrol the site on a regular rotation, just as it patrols all other locations on campus. If issues occur, residents are encouraged to call Campus Safety at 425.352.5359 or City of Bothell Police at 425-486-1254.

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How will the garage impact air quality?
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What will the impact of idling cars have on air quality?

The Environmental Impact Study (EIS) completed for the Campus Master Plan analyzed potential worst-case scenarios from vehicle emissions and identified no significant air quality impacts associated with the project.

 

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How will the garage impact noise?
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will noise impacts such as idling and spinning tires be addressed?

The West Garage has been intentionally designed differently from the existing garages on campus in order to help mitigate noise. The ramps have mild slopes to eliminate the need for drivers to accelerate rapidly. If you experience noise issues, we encourage you to contact Commuter Services at 425-352-5307.

 

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What is the effect of cladding?
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will the cladding reflect light and heat back towards homes?

The Morin cladding panels selected for the project are opaque and will block out much of the garage light. The structure itself is located 50' from property lines, so any elected light and heat would be minimal at that distance.

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are there examples of local buildings that have morin panels?

The design-build team is working to provide a list of local buildings that are using the panels.

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Will the campus assist with construction impacts on our homes?
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will the campus pay to clean windows and east side of homes impacted by construction dust and debris?

We are assessing whether or not we can accommodate this request. The state places constraints on the use of public funds. We will follow up on this request once we know more.

 

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will the campus deal with pest control?

Pest control experts will be consulted during the pre-construction phase to plan mitigation efforts for potential displaced critters. During construction, the project team will maintain a clean site free of edible debris and avoid rodent-inviting material and pest control measures will be in place to eliminate rodents and other pests. 

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