Development sparks concerns
October 3, 2008 · Updated 2:04 AM
I would like to let Patty Burnard know that I sent my concerns to
King County as follows:
"In response to the downsizing & New Proposal Sub Area
Developing Plan for Fall City under the Growth Management Act, I would like to
say I agree with the new layout, except for the community business area
designation where there are no buildings and the sub-dividing of the area known
as the Herb Farm. Other then that, I feel the new proposal will help Fall
City retain its natural small town appeal that city dwellers love to visit.
"It is so rare to see a community that realizes that what they
preserve as-is today will be worth far more than any housing development in the
future. Fall City did not set their goals high in the pocket book, but high in
the peace of the Valley. It would have been nice to have seen the neighboring
communities to have done the same, but they didn't. And they are now
beginning to feel the frustration and burden of their choices.
"I take my hat off to all residents in Fall City who want to keep the
Fall City Township and her outer properties intact - God Bless you ALL."
I would like to add if anyone who lives in the Valley has time to make
it to the Falls Crossing meeting that will be held in the Commons at SMS
on Monday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m., please be there. I do not feel Snoqualmie
can or is going to hold back the Falls Crossing that will bring in
business and housing around, on top of and in view of the Snoqualmie Falls.
The impact from the Ridge is just being felt and the
negative emotions it is causing has yet to be fully expressed as
the Ridge keeps growing.
Any undeveloped area remaining around or near the Snoqualmie
Falls and the Falls hill should not be developed by developers. The land
should remain intact for the best assurance that Snoqualmie does not over
pollute the Falls with their sewage plant, traffic, housing, business, and the
light pollution at night that will be devastating to the skies of Fall City
Snoqualmie has denied growth since 1992, and will need support
from all surrounding communities to continue this act of preserving what
peace we have left in the Valley.
Charlotte Irene Noel Davis