UW News

November 29, 2017

Official notice: Determination of significance and request for comments on scope of EIS

Project Name: Husky Stadium Transportation Management Plan

Proponent: University of Washington – Seattle Campus

Description of Proposal: The University is updating the Husky Stadium Transportation Management Plan (TMP). The University’s goal is to prepare a TMP that accommodates a maximum crowd of 70,000 people; modifies mode goals and operational logistics for hosting smaller  events than football games (e.g. UW Commencement, other athletic events, etc.); maximizing alternatives modes of transportation to reach stadium events; allows flexibility to incorporate future development in transit options (e.g. opening of new light rail stations); and recognizes and accounts for special challenges presented by weekday football games. Two alternatives will be analyzed in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement: Proposed TMP alternative (the action) and the “no action” alternative.

Location of Proposal: Seattle Campus, Husky Stadium is located in the West Campus adjacent to Montlake Boulevard and the University of Washington Link Light Rail station.

Lead Agency: University of Washington

EIS Required: The lead agency has determined that this proposal has the potential to have a significant adverse impact on the environment. An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared pursuant to Chapter RCW 43.21C.030. Materials can be reviewed at the Capital Planning & Development Office (206) 543-5200.

Scoping: Agencies, affected tribes and members of the public are invited to comment on the scope of the EIS. You may comment on alternatives, mitigation measures, probable significant adverse impacts, and licenses or other approvals that may be required. Please provide written comments to the contact person by the date specified. The Lead Agency has identified transportation (i.e . auto, transit, pedestrian, biking, parking) as the area for discussion in the EIS.

Comment Deadline:  Dec. 19, 2017

Contact Person:                  

Julie Blakeslee, Environmental and Land Use Planner
Capital Planning & Development Box 359446
Seattle, WA 98195-9446
(206) 543-2425

Responsible Official:         

Jan Arntz, SEPA Responsible Official
Capital Planning & Development Box 352205
Seattle, WA 98195-2205