Public Rec Req: Deeds between Archdiocese and WA State to then WA State Parks

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Kenmore’s Plans for Ballfields at Saint Edward State Park!

Latest info: lots of answers about Kenmore’s plans are in material submitted this week to the State Recreation & Conservation Office (RCO) as part of the two $750K grant applications to fund the ballfields development. Info is on the webpages below. Once there, click on links dated 5/12/16 and 5/13/16 under the “Attach Date” column. The links take you to a PowerPoint presentation and two PDF documents entitled “16-1643 Draft-St. Edward Ballfields Renovation,” which is part of a detailed rating process.

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Foreign Investors for St. Edward?

Daniels Proposal is to Turn Seminary Into $50 MIL Conference Center

KUOW.ORG: Seattle Is Epicenter For This Green Card Program’s Problems. The EB-5 program offers permanent residency in exchange for investment. Is the St. Edward Seminary building next?

Foreign Investors for Daniels Proposal of Seminary?
Daniels is on far right.

Seattle Times: Money from investor visas floods U.S., but doesn’t reach targeted poor areas Now, said Daniels, EB-5 capital accounts for about $250 million of Fifth & Columbia’s $440 million project.

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Daniels Hotel/Conference Center Floor Plans

Daniels Proposal St. Edward Seminary Conference Center Floor Plans

The Daniels Proposal will turn St. Edward Seminary into a conference center: 80 rooms, LOTS of meeting rooms, plus a café, large restaurant, bar and lounge.
There will be much more traffic than the hotel guests coming and going.

A rough calculation shows the following:
80 bedrooms and suites – 30,600 sq. ft.
19 conference and meeting rooms (large, med, small) – 18,300 sq. ft.
Restaurant, cafe & lounge/bar – 4,100 sq. ft.
Spa – 980 sq. ft.
Kitchen, furnaces, building operation areas – 9,600 sq. ft.

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St. Edward Seminary Management Options- WA State Parks

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35 Pro and 33 Con Speak at State Parks “Land Exchange” Hearing Feb. 9, 2016

400+ attended a public hearing held by State Parks in Kenmore on February 9, to receive comments on a proposed “land exchange” at Saint Edward, officially known as a Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) “land conversion.” There was a 30-minute presentation conducted by State Parks Planner, Michael Hankinson, and Real Estate Developer, Kevin Daniels; followed by public comments from 7 – 9:20 pm during which 68 people, spoke for up to 2 minutes each almost evenly divided between pro and con. Go to Saint Edward Planning for A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT You may continue to submit written comments on “Provide Comments”

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MAR 28: Action on Proposals for Ballfields and St. Ed Seminary

Email Kenmore City Council Against “Public Agency and Utility Exception (PAUE)”

Kenmore City Council EMAIL: ci_council@ci.kenmore.wa.us

Rob Karlinsey, City Manager EMAIL: rkarlinsey@kenmorewa.gov

Priority is the Kenmore City Council public hearing and vote next Monday at 7 pm to change the land use code that would facilitate construction of city ballfields at St. Ed’s. Written comments to the city council are more important than a personal appearance. Attending the hearing would be good but writing to the council between now and Monday morning is essential. See the ordinance on pages 3 – 4 of the agenda at March 28, 2016, Kenmore City Council Agenda

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WA Senate may save the day. Stay tuned!

Yesterday’s speeches by Reps. Farrell and Pollet and two other representatives all in favor and no one speaking against are Live Debate at TVW at if you care to watch & listen. Segment runs from 02:11:30 to 02:20:00 minutes with audio and video.

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URGENT- Contact Senators: Oppose ES2HB 2667 (Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 2667)

The requirement for a lease in excess of 20 years should be a UNANIMOUS VOTE by the Commission for ALL parks. If ES2HB 2667 becomes law, this will change. This bill violates protections needed for all our state parks and sets a bad precedent by permitting an exception for one state park, Saint Edward. For all other state parks, a unanimous vote of approval is required for a lease in excess of 20 years. This bill allows property within Saint Edward State Park to be leased for 62 years with only 5 votes of approval instead of 7. All state parks should have the same requirement for a sale or long-term lease of park property. There should not be a carve out for one specific park. It will take a robust rebuttal on the Senate floor to defeat ES2HB 2667.

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Daniels Proposal: Now Lease: 4.99 acres for buildings and 3 acres public parking expansion

The red outline indicates the 3-acre parking lot expansion. Aligning the southeast side of the map is a parking lot that is next to the castle playground (not included on the map).

Map of St. Edward- Red Box Future Parking Lot Expansion_Page_1_Image_0005

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