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Bayview property work to be two new homes
A well-noticed project will have a small impact on traffic on South Whidbey.
Burn piles stacked 20-feet high on a Bayview Road property, across from Deer Lagoon Grange, have drawn the interest of plenty of passersby since clearing of the property began. Even a half-dozen calls were made to Island County’s planning and public works departments, according to one civil engineer.
“It was quite visible from the road, so it got quite a bit of interest,” said Bill Poss, junior civil engineer with Island County Public Works.
“The visibility is quite pronounced. What once was a forested hillside is now pretty open.”
Poss, who answered questions while lead inspector John Bertrand was away on vacation, said the project is a re-issue of a permit from 2007. Ten acres of forest were cleared this summer with plans to build two homes, each on a 5-acre parcel. The property is owned by Ivan Richardson, a Langley resident, who could not be contacted by press time.
“It isn’t any intense development for a bunch of homes,” Poss said.
Zoned by Island County for rural development, that area is limited to no more than one home per 5 acres.
No public comments were submitted for the re-issued clearing and grading permit, designated CGP 123-12 on permit documents, which was granted in 2012.
“It was all done according to the codes,” Poss said.