Langley Passage hearing resumes

A public hearing on the controversial Langley Passage will continue at today’s meeting of the Langley Planning Advisory Board.

The meeting will be at 4 p.m. at city hall on Second Street.

The meeting is a continuation of the hearing on the challenge to the city’s environmental review of the housing project. The Langley Critical Area Alliance and the Whidbey Environmental Action Network have appealed the city’s determination that potential impacts from the development can be mitigated.

Langley Passage, a proposed 20-home development in the city’s Edgecliff neighborhood, has been in the pipeline since 2006. City planners say it meets or exceeds Langley’s development requirements.

Opponents are concerned about increased water runoff, sewers, the loss of trees, damage to the nearby wetland and increased danger of landslides at the bluffs overlooking Saratoga Passage.

The development, on 8.52 acres between Edgecliff Drive and Sandy Point Road, is planned by Whidbey Neighborhood Partners.

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