Tonight: Norma Beach neighborhood group meets to discuss proposed development

A group of citizens in the Norma Beach neighborhood — technically in unincorporated Snohomish County but bearing an Edmonds address — will meet tonight, Thursday, to discuss their efforts to fight a proposed 13.3-acre Planned Residential Development of 72 homes above Meadowdale County Park.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at St. Hilda St. Patrick Church, 15442 52nd Ave. W., Edmonds.

According to the group’s website, the current proposal — now being reviewed by the County’s Planning and Development Services — is very similar to a proposal in 2005 that was rejected in 2009 by the Snohomish County hearing examiner and the Snohomish County Council.

The group is worried that the development, located on the south side of Fisher Road across from 66th Avenue West, will result in a host of problems for the surrounding neighborhood, including increased traffic on nearby Fisher Road, unnecessary removal of hundreds of trees, and a risk of erosion and potential stormwater and wastewater overflows into Lund’s Gulch Creek, a salmon and steelhead stream within Meadowdale County Park.

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