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Development sparks concerns

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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

Township.

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

Snoqualmie

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