Gulch subcommittee meeting set for Aug. 27 | City brief

Aug 20, 2014

The first Japanese Gulch subcommittee meeting to assist the city with plans for the 140-acre park is scheduled for next week.

The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at City Hall, at 11930 Cyrus Way in Mukilteo.

Several subcommittee meetings are tentatively scheduled, according to city staff. Anyone is welcome to attend.

The subcommittee is made up of about 12 “stakeholders” who will make recommendations for the Japanese Gulch Master Plan to the Parks & Arts Commission and the City Council.

The members were appointed by Mayor Jennifer Gregerson and confirmed by the council.

Most, if not all, of the stakeholders have a vested interest in Japanese Gulch, as they are avid walkers, runners, bike riders and hikers who like to use the gulch on the border of Mukilteo and Everett.

There was no application process, though some members asked to be included, staff said. See a list of stakeholders at www.mukilteobeacon.com.

A master plan would establish a comprehensive vision for the park, including what it should look like, how to manage the property, and a list of future improvement projects in the gulch.

The city is following a timeline to have a master plan in place by May of next year, staff said. The process could cost the city $100,000, staff said.

Maps and information will be available at the meeting. If you’re unable to attend, meeting minutes will be posted to the city’s website at www.ci.mukilteo.wa.us.

-Sara Bruestle

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