The topic of new housing development in North Bend is sometimes a contentious one, but since regaining its water rights seven years ago, the city is busy growing again – regardless of varying personal opinions.
In a ‘State of City’ address on May 15th, North Bend Mayor Ken Hearing touched on the city’s booming development, where 360 homes were built within the city limits over the last four years – and another 700 are on the way.
This Thursday, June 4, 2015, the city will hold a public meeting about one of the latest development projects: the River Glen Subdivision. The proposed development is also referred to by locals as ‘the old pig farm’ and has sparked a lot of online discussion – and some say the topic of development (and slowing it) has even spurred some residents to run for North Bend City Council.
The River Glen Preliminary Plat Public Hearing starts at 3:30PM at the North Bend Senior Center, 411 Main Ave S. in downtown North Bend.
The proposed Pulte Homes three-phase development will be located between Thrasher Ave and Pickett Ave and between NE 3rd and 4th Streets and will subdivide one large lot into 105 single-family residential home lots.
According to city staff reports, the project will dedicate about 90,000 square feet of the property to the City of North Bend for parks and open space and will contain multiple tracts for critical areas, open space, drainage, new roads and sidewalk trails, shoreline open space and wildlife habitat.
The 105 new residential lots will range from 5,000 to over 10,000 square feet, with three large lots being retained by the existing land owners. About 4,000 linear feet of new roadway will also be constructed to connect NE 4th/424th Ave SE to NE 3rd via Pickett Ave.
Residents with comments about the new River Glen Development must get those comments into the North Bend Department of Community and Economic Development by 4:30PM, June 3rd – or can present them in person at Thursday’s hearing.
The City of North Bend says comments can be mailed, emailed, personally delivered, or sent by fax (and be as specific as possible) to Mike McCarty, Senior Planner, City of North Bend, PO Box 896, North Bend, WA 98045, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Email comments should be sent with the subject line: “River Glen Hearing Comments.”
More information about the River Glen Development can be found on the City of North Bend Public Notices website page.