Murray statement on arena EIS

Today, Mayor Ed Murray issued the following statement after the Seattle Department of Planning and Development issued the Final Environmental Impact Statement for a new arena in SODO:

“The SODO arena project has just passed another major milestone. The City has met its commitment to complete the EIS process. No major findings stand in the way of arena construction. The City will continue to work with arena developers, the Stadium District and SODO interests on the impacts that were identified during the EIS process. The City can now begin looking ahead to the street vacation and other pieces necessary to move this project forward.

We’re one step closer to bringing NHL hockey and NBA basketball to Seattle.”