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Wed, Feb 22, 2012, 2:04 am // Guest writer
Christopher Grannis writes this guest article. He is President of the South Neighborhood Association.
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Bellingham's Planning Department is attempting to push through another environmentally destructive development on sensitive, undeveloped land between Lake Padden and the freeway. Department staff are recommending doubling the allowed density to 492 units, which is two thirds of the 739 units they advocated for the similarly inappropriate Fairhaven Highlands proposal on Chuckanut Ridge. Padden Trails is even less appropriate for increased density because of its isolation and single point access. The planning staff erroneously claims the Padden Trails rezone proposal is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan. They don’t even address many concerns not named in the Comprehensive Plan. Although the Planning Department claims to use best available science to regulate development, they apparently don't question whether increased density is compatible with best available science.
Related Links:-> the Planning Commission Dec 1, 2011 minutes and pdfs of public comments
Wed, Feb 22, 2012, 2:04 am // Guest writerYet another neighborhood wants the Planning Department to protect public health, safety, and general welfare
6 comments; last on Feb 24, 2012
Sun, Feb 19, 2012, 6:37 pm // Riley SweeneyRiley at The Political Junkie attends a forum of Congressional Candidates, and a town hall meeting in Lynden
Paper Dreams in Fairhaven
Sat, Feb 18, 2012, 4:03 pm // Guest writerNo EIS - no real county planning concern about developing Squalicum Mountain and degrading Lake Whatcom water even further.
Fri, Feb 17, 2012, 8:54 pm // Wendy HarrisAttempts by the County Council Chairperson to move the open public comment period to the end of a Council meeting will reduce public input.
1 comments; last on Mar 14, 2012
Thu, Feb 16, 2012, 4:38 pm // John ServaisThe Fairhaven Neighborhood Plan gets its first open meeting tonight - where anyone can present their ideas for the future.
Wed, Feb 15, 2012, 1:38 pm // Wendy HarrisLesa Starkenburg, former County contract attorney for GMA appeal, demands recusal of Council members who oppose development proposal by her private client, Nor'West Gravel
1 comments; last on Feb 16, 2012
Wed, Feb 08, 2012, 10:14 am // Guest writerThere’s no profit in searching for causes, and we know there's no real cure. But there's big money in the detection and treatment of breast cancer.
2 comments; last on Feb 11, 2012
Tue, Feb 07, 2012, 3:41 pm // John ServaisBellingham is slowly installing flashing yellow lights for school zones. This is far better than trapping drivers with speed zone cameras. But, no city revenue.
3 comments; last on Mar 20, 2012
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