ICF led a team to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the City of Bainbridge Island’s proposals for the Ferry and Gateway Districts and a portion of its Core District encompassing Waterfront Park.
Key elements of this planning effort include enhancing the Ferry and Gateway Districts to facilitate mixed-use and residential development and extend and complement the character of the Core District; revitalizing Waterfront Park for downtown residents, visitors, and business employees; supporting appropriate vehicular and nonmotorized connections in the Gateway District; and improving access for transit, pedestrians, and bicycles in conducting field research, and preparing technical sections.
The EIS addresses the following topics: earth, surface water and stormwater drainage, plants and animals (including fisheries), land use, shorelines, visual quality, recreation, cultural resources, and transportation. ICF also coordinated public involvement activities to integrate the planning and environmental review processes. Public involvement activities included preparing public outreach materials and facilitating public workshops. ICF also supported city staff at planning commission and city council meetings.
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