Communities located adjacent to the 520 corridor will want to at least order/download the summary of the DOT's Environmental Impact Statement. As we take our first look at the executive summary, it's clear that they are being very careful to obscure any negative neighborhood impacts. For example, in the summary, no view renderings are presented to show the tall, massively large new structure as nearby waterfront homes will see it. There are plenty of close-up views of columns and walls, and insignificant far-off views from miles away. Since most (eastiders at least) are blissfully ignorant of the scale of the new 6-lane bridge, the DOT no doubt wants to avoid giving a preview of how views will be affected.
We urge all affected citizens to: