When working with property owners and tenants, PSE’s guiding principles for Energize Eastside include:
- Act as a responsible neighbor
- Be specific in our commitments
- Communicate early and regularly with the community about the project
- Minimize disruptions to the community as much as practical, and provide mitigation when appropriate and/or necessary
Here is how we are working with property owners:
- In 2014, we engaged the community in a public routing discussion for Energize Eastside through the Community Advisory Group process, open houses, neighborhood meetings, briefings and comments. Learn more about the public route discussion process.
- In 2015, PSE and our contractors completed a variety of surveys to inform the environmental review process, project design and future permit submittals. Visit our fieldwork page to learn more.
- In spring 2016, the Energize Eastside project team visited neighborhoods along the existing corridor and Factoria area to talk with residents and business owners about the project. This door-to-door outreach was conducted to help inform customers about the project status and address questions and concerns from property and business owners.
- In fall 2016, PSE began meeting with property owners and tenants along the existing corridor to discuss property-specific design and tree replacement plans. We shared our current design for that specific property, including pole locations and how we plan to access those locations during construction. These conversations helped us refine our project design and better understand customer interests and concerns.
In 2017, Energize Eastside project members are conducting additional fieldwork surveys to refine our design and inform future permit submittals. You may see crews visiting properties along the existing corridor and conducting utility and archaeology resources surveys. In addition, we're at a point where we can begin developing property-specific landscaping and tree replacement plans with property owners. We'll be reaching out to affected property owners about these efforts.