Read about the History of ACCCLB's Mission
to protect the quality of life for the citizens and the habitat of the
entire Chambers Lake Basin from proposed development plans that disregard
the unique conditions of the area (the most recent activities are first):
- Since 2010,
ACCCLB has been watching and testifying about its concerns on the large
DR Horton development (Trillium)
next to LBA Park. Read more...
- Tuesday, Nov. 24th, 2009.
City Council considered an Ordinance approving
the Masterplan for Bentridge Village
(on Boulevard Road adjacent to LBA park, Wilderness and Newcastle).
Read Staff Report (PDF
51 kb, 7 pages)
Bentridge Village is a 72 acre site with a proposed 500 dwelling units
Even though the hearings examiner recommends denial based on school
concurrency issues it appears that staff is recommending approval.
Besides the school issue raised by the Hearings Examiner, the site plan
shows almost no stormwater capacity and the city is already facing
dilemmas with several development projects that are stalled due to the
current economic situation. And there is also the impact of added
traffic from 500 new households on the Boulevard Road traffic system.
- Meeting before the Hearings Examiner
regarding Newman Park application
Postponed until January 2010.
(18 pages,1.5 MB, PDF)
Even though staff is recommending for
denial, we MUST all show up and voice our concerns for the potential
damage this subdivision could pose to us, our immediate neighbors, the
environment and the City of Olympia as a whole if it is allowed to
proceed.The staff recommendation is
not the final word on the matter, it will carry significant weight, but
a hearings examiner is a quasi judicial function and the developer will
have representatives present to do the best job money can buy to
persuade the hearings examiner to allow the project to proceed despite
the recommendations of staff.
As affected and concerned parties your concerns and observations will
carry significant weight as well and that is why we need as many of you
to show up as possible.Please read the staff report carefully. Of particular interest are the
Engineering findings (pages 5 through 7) and the summary (pages 13
through 17). There are other findings and concerns in the report that
are enlightening as well.
Please plan on showing up Monday, we need
your support and the future of your watershed depends on it.
- Sept. 23rd, 2008: Olympia City
Council extended the moratorium on building in the Chambers Lake area (east
of Wiggins) for another 6 months.
article in the Olympian.
- Tuesday, March 11th, 2008, the
Olympia City Council voted
to release the west side of Wiggins road from the moratorium.
11, 2007, the Olympia City Council
decided to not remove Smith Lake properties from the
development moratorium. This could have had a negative impact on Chambers
Ditch and Chambers Creek flows.
See what the City of Olympia had proposed.
Thank you to all who attended this
meeting, and/or and testified or submitted comments on this issue.
It's not over yet!
September 18, 2007,
Olympia City Council Extended Building Ban
in Chambers Lake Basin - Article in The Olympian newspaper.
Thanks to all our neighbors who
testified and/or submitted comments.
Oct. 3, 2006, Olympia City Council voted to continue moratorium 6 more
months for more study. Thanks to all who testified and/or
On Sept. 6, 2006, the City of Olympia
Planning Staff presented possible options for dealing with drainage and
flooding problems related to developments in the Chambers Lake area.
To see description of the 3 main
public hearing notice.