Guest writer Amy Johnston, who is a community member in favor of connecting community and positive land stewardship.
The public needs to be aware of developments unfolding on a three-acre parcel of land at 2706 Mill Ave in the Happy Valley Neighborhood.
This land is surrounded by green space, old growth trees (that the developer recently removed), and wetlands.
The original proposition by the new owner of this land was to build eight new homes. The latest proposal is to have 15 townhomes stacked in on this small parcel.
The footprint has grown, but the neighborhood doesn’t have the ability to accommodate a development this large. This neighborhood does not have lighting, sidewalks, paths, or parking adequate to service this influx of potentially 40 new cars of traffic.
Happy Valley Elementary School is brand new. Yet it is using portable buildings to house its students because enrollment is already over and above the building’s ability to accommodate them.
Why does this impact our Bellingham Community? This is a “get rich quick” endeavor by the developer, a real estate investment firm in Lynden, along with the builders from
Texas Lynden, (see second comment below) a company called “Chili Peppers, LLC.” We don’t have the infrastructure to withstand this density.
Zoom meeting - Monday, Dec 4th, 6 p.m.
Zoom link on the Public Notice - click on this link and add your name. The developer is holding this Zoom meeting - any/all voices encouraged. You must register to be on the Zoom - again, do this through the link.