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LETTER: Has the City of Burien Revived the Emerald Pointe/Westmark Project? 1Below is a letter I received from R.W Thorpe & Assoc. regarding the City of Burien approving a Clearing Permit for the Emerald Pointe 179 unit apartment project (read the blog’s previous coverage here):

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I am very concerned about the resurrection of this long-opposed project for many reasons, some of which include the very steep slope, environmental impact to habitat, ecosystem, slope integrity, etc.
Additionally how will 12th Avenue SW handle the increase of traffic this complex will create on an already narrow and dangerous curved road which is used by school buses?
I thought this project was killed when NAVOS relocated to SW 136th and denied right of way for the drive entrance off 136th. I do not recall seeing revised plans since.
This has been a long-standing project full of opposition which seems to have really snuck back up on us. Notice that this courtesy letter was only sent to those within 500 feet of the proposed property.
Appreciate further information on the current timeline and plans for this project.
Thank you,
Angela Appleton

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