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Neighborhoods: Newport

Posted on: October 12, 2017

[ARCHIVED] - Learn More: Bergsma Neighborhood Meeting -

Join us from 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Eagle Room at City Hall to learn more about the latest, revised subdivision plan recently submitted for land located on the 1700-1800 blocks of Newport Way Northwest (also known as Bergsma).
 
The project applicant will present their newly-revised preliminary plat application, and will be available – along with key City staff – to answer questions.
 
History
In 2016, the applicant– Windward Real Estate Services – proposed clustering 78 single-family lots along Newport Way Northwest near state Route 900. The clustering would have required a development agreement with the City.
 
In the summer of 2017, the City Council voted not to approve the Development Agreement and proposed connector road to Talus.
 
New Proposal
Since then, the applicant has revised and resubmitted the preliminary plat application to meet the requirements of a standard (non-clustered) subdivision without the connector road. The new preliminary plat now reflects 57 single-family detached residences built on approximately 20 acres within the 45.5-acre subdivision.
 
The preliminary plat application requires a public hearing (held after this neighborhood meeting), with approval by the Hearing Examiner. In addition, the previous critical areas variance review and SEPA determination will need to be updated to reflect the current proposal. 
 
Meanwhile, the City has received numerous inquiries about acquiring the land for open space preservation. As a matter of practice, the City doesn’t openly discuss any potential land acquisitions, as it could impact any ongoing negotiations.
 
For more information, contact staff liaison Christopher Wright.