Current Town Initiatives
Town Entry Landscaping Improvement Project - 92nd Ave NE.
The Park Commission has been working with JGM Landscape Architects since February 2019 to design landscaping improvements to the east side shoulder of 92nd Ave NE near the town entry wall. At the Park Commission’s latest meeting on January 28, they finalized their plans.
Town staff then bid the project out using the MRSC Small Work Roster on January 29.
Council reviewed the bids at the March 10 regular meeting. The Council decided to phase the project into the following three steps:
Phase 1 - Concrete work & pedestrian safety improvements.
Phase 2 - Landscaping improvements.
Phase 3 - Utility box camouflage graphic wrapping.
Here are the current proposed plans: Yarrow Point Town Entry Landscaping Project Plans
92nd Ave NE Pathway Repair
The 92nd Ave NE Pathway Repair Project consists of removing the existing NaturalPave pathway material to extend the colored concrete sidewalk section installed in 2016. The original scope of work included NE 39th Street to NE 41st Street. Town staff received proposals for this work in March 2019 and shared the results with the Town Council as a staff report on April 9, 2019.
In November 2019, Town staff asked Iron Creek Construction to bid the project again. After a brief project discussion, Town staff felt it was best to perform the work in stages: NE 41st to NE 40th St this year and NE 40th to NE 39th St in 2021. At the January 14, 2020 regular Council meeting, Council authorized the Mayor to enter into a contract with Iron Creek Construction, for the amount not to exceed $25,000 to remove and replace the walking path from NE 41st St to NE 40th St.
Beginning on January 27, 2020, Iron Creek Construction will be removing the old pathway on 92nd Ave NE between 4000 and 4100 blocks (in the exact vicinity of the 3-way stop sign), weather permitting. The removal and base preparation should take 3-4 days.
Council has approved the purchase of two security cameras for a trial basis. An agreement on policy and procedures for security cameras will be discussed including the implementation of a public outreach program.
Trees on Private Property
The Planning Commission is discussing the policies surrounding trees on private property. There are currently no regulations pertaining to private trees. The Town is studying the issue and is evaluating options including, but not limited to educational outreach, mitigation measures, and tree regulations.
91st / NE 42nd Stormwater Upsizing & Underground Utility Conversion Project
City of Bellevue Water and Sewer Divisions and the Town of Yarrow Point will be completing major improvement projects in the following areas in 2020:
- NE 42nd St: 92nd Ave NE west to Lake Washington; and
- 91st Ave NE: NE 42nd Street north to 92nd Ave NE
As early as February 2020, we expect the City of Bellevue to:
- Begin installing a new ductile iron water main; and
- Retrofit the sanitary sewer lift station at the western end of NE 42nd Street.
Their project will likely last until June 2020 at which time the Town of Yarrow Point will complete a stormwater upsizing project on NE 42nd Street as well as an overhead to underground utility project for power, phone, and cable on both NE 42nd Street and 91st Avenue NE. The Town's project is expected to wrap up by October 2020.
During Construction there will be significant impact to the town right-of-way. These impact are likely to include:
- Water main installation and new service connections;
- NE 42nd Street Beach - Sanitary sewer pump station retrofit operations; irrigation system installation; and improvements to outfall
- Existing vegetation removal/ replacements/ modifications to install underground vaults, handholes, pedestals, etc. in the Town Right-of-Way;
- Driveway cuts, full removal, and/or replacement;
- Pavement patching - trench (temporary and permanent patching);
- Minor traffic delays and/ or detours; and
- Construction noise during work hours.
The 90% design plans can be viewed here: TYP_90% Design Pkg NE 42nd and 91st UGC
Stormwater Management Plan Update
A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was posted for the Town’s Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) update on October 1st, 2018. Under WA State law (RCW 39.80), the RFQ is the first step to getting an engineer on board. Three (3) proposals for the SWMP update were received November 8th, 2018:
An evaluation committee, comprised of the Town Engineer, the Mayor, and at least one (1) Stormwater Utility member reviewed the RFQ’s on November 15th, 2018. The selection committee held interviews with each of the three candidates (PACE, Gray & Osborne, and ESM) at Town Hall on Thursday, December 13th. Collectively, the committee chose PACE Engineers, Inc.
PACE has completed the 2019 SWMP draft update. Currently the Town Engineer is reviewing the document. She anticipates having a final plan by the end of 2019.
Here is the latest project status report: SWMP Update Status Report