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Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Nov. 28, 2023

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Letter: Speak up about cottage development


Unless you live within the notification area, you are probably not aware of a development proposal west of Andersen Road between Northeast 58th Street and Northeast 52nd Street. The proposal is to build 29 “cottages” on this land.

A cottage is not a cute single-story residence but two-story buildings with at least a single garage with additional parking in the driveway. This means most vehicles will be parked on roadways. Access to this proposed development is only through an existing short street (Northeast 56th Street), which currently has three homes using it.

One has to assume that little or no impact reviews were made. Northeast 64th Avenue is so narrow that traffic has difficulty traveling because most residents park excess vehicles on both sides of the road, leaving only a narrow route between these parked vehicles. Plus, two residents operate businesses out of their homes and park their company’s vehicles on the road.

The proposal creates dangerous pedestrian and vehicle accessibility. School buses and emergency vehicles have difficulty traversing these narrow roads. Please contact the Clark County councilors to voice your concerns and disapproval of this proposal by June 29 at https://clark.wa.gov/councilors/write-councilor.

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