UW News

November 9, 2018

Public notice: Availability of a final Environmental Impact Statement

Pursuant to the provisions of WAC 197-11-455, 197-11-510 and WAC 478-324-140, the University of Washington hereby provides public notice of the availability of a final Environmental Impact Statement.

Project name: Husky Stadium Transportation Management Plan

Proponent/lead agency: University of Washington – Seattle Campus

Description of proposal: The university is updating the Husky Stadium Transportation Management Plan. 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 (i.e. opening of new light rail stations); and recognizes and accounts for special challenges presented by weekday football games. Two alternatives were analyzed in the Environmental Impact Statement – Proposed TMP Alternative 1 (the Action) and the “no action” alternative.

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

EIS availability: The final EIS covers all elements of the environment relevant to the project and can be found online at: https://cpd.uw.edu/programs/sepa. A copy will be available in Suzzallo library.

Contact person:
Julie Blakeslee, environmental and land use planner, SEPA responsible official
Capital Planning & Development
Box 352205
Seattle, WA 98195-2205
(206) 543-2400