Update on May 19 WPOA Membership Meeting

Thurston County Commissioner Karen Valenzuela attended our meeting, heard and shared our concerns about the proposed connecting road between Highline Drive and the proposed Trillium development north of Wilderness.   Karen reports county planning staff related our concerns to City of Olympia planning staff the following day and there appears to be mutual agreement that a full service connecting road does not make sense, considering potential traffic flows and safety concerns.   She plans to attend a follow up joint planning staff meeting to ensure City of Olympia staff understands why Wilderness cannot support a full service connecting road.
Notice of Public HearingsThe City of Olympia has reopened public hearings on the proposed Trillium development.  Please plan to attend these hearings to address the following concerns:

  1. Flooding – the new development, and several other adjacent developments, propose to route all the storm water runoff through our neighborhood!  This may also have an impact on the septic systems.
  2. Traffic – the development also proposes to run traffic through our neighborhood. The City already expects the level of traffic to cause Level of Service F, or failure, at key intersections.
  3. Environmental Degradation 

Master Plan and Preliminary Plat Hearing  
June 14, 2010 – 6:30 PM

SEPA Appeal Hearing
June 28, 2010 – 6:30 PM

Both meetings held at City Council Chambers (900 Plum Street SE, Olympia).

* It is critical we attend these hearings to continue recording these concerns! *

Originally Posted by Christi McGinley at 12:55 PM on the WPOA original blog at: http://wpoa98501.blogspot.com/