Developer Bill Carruthers reviews a map
of the Island Gateway site. Photo: Tristan Baurick
The city is hosting a forum tonight about the Island Gateway development
taking shape at the Highway 305-Winslow Way intersection.
Despite a fair amount of opposition to the 60,000-square-foot
project, city leaders say the meeting is not aimed at deciding
whether or not to halt Gateway’s progress, which now includes a
partially-done Kids Discovery Museum and a large pit that will
eventually be underground parking.
Rather, the meeting is aimed at informing Gateway’s critics how
and why the city let it go forward.
City leaders admit they could have done a better job explaining
its processes and getting information out more quickly.
Islanders opposed to the project have made several public
information requests, created a website and
filed a lawsuit.
Some critics aren’t happy with the goals of tonight’s forum,
calling it a “farce” and a “slap in the face.”
For more about the issues surrounding Gateway, check out the
story I wrote for Monday’s paper.
Tonight’s forum runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at City Hall.