Sunday, December 9, 2007

ATTN: For those along Mt. Bachelor Road

Tetherow Destination Resort Public Meeting, December 17, 2007

"The Community Development Department, Deschutes County has scheduled a Public Meeting on Monday, December 17, 2007 at 10:00 AM before the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners to hear applicant's (Arrowood Development) request for an amendment to the WCDA (Westside Consortium Development Agreement) to renew the now expired WCDA for an additional 7 years to December 28, 2012. The Public Hearing wiil take place at the Deschutes County Administrative Services Building, 1300 NW Wall Street. The parties to the WCDA are Deschutes County, City of Bend and Cascade Highlands currently known as Tetherow. The purpose of the now expired WCDA was to provide the City of Bend with system-wide transportation improvements related to Cascade Highlands, now known as Tetherow Destination Resort. All interested persons may appear, be heard, be represented by council or send written signed testimony; written replies must be received prior to the hearing date or submitted at the hearing. The file, MC-07-08, may be seen at the Deschutes County Planning Division, adjacent to the Deschutes County Services building, 1300 NW Wall Street or questions may be directed to Anthony Raguine, Senior Planner at (541) 617-4739."

The actual application is here.

It wants to extend the period during which the developer does not have to pay for traffic mitigation to Dec. 28, 2012, based on the original deal back in 2000 and the fact that the developer did not receive final approval until Dec. 28, 2005.

It does not address why everyone else should put up with the unmitigated traffic or force them to pay for the mitigation expenses instead of the developer, other than stating that this is a negotiated benefit for the previous owner and should be carried over.

I strongly recommend taking action. NOW.