JUNE 2, 1997
Senior housing appeal denied
by Andrew Walgamott, staff reporter
The Bothell hearing examiner ruled that environmental appeals of the proposed Riverside senior housing development on 102nd Ave. NE failed to meet significant impact criteria requirements.
Examiner John Galt ruled that the appellants failed to present a burden of proof that development activity on the 1.29 acre, 50-unit site would significantly impact wetlands to the north and west. He also approved a conditional use permit.
In Galt's ruling, he states that the developer needs to submit a buffer landscaping plan which includes non-invasive riparian, wetland plants and which requires that herbicides, fungicides, and pesticides not be used. He also states that the trail be built as close to the upper edge of the wetland buffer between the proposed building and the class 1 wetlands, and parking space be dedicated for 20 vehicles.