Housing development proposed next to former toxic waste dump
A proposal in Terrebonne to build housing on a site adjacent to a mine and former hazardous waste site has new life.
Here's a recent news story:
Aspects of the project have been denied twice by hearings officers but those decisions were appealed to the Deschutes County Commissioners. Commissioners will decide in February whether to give the project the green light.
OLAWA has multiple land and water concerns about the proposal. Here are some.
Lower Bridge Road housing development
NW Lower Bridge Way on the Deschutes River
The site is across from the Borden Beck Wildlife Preserve, on a Scenic State Waterway. The first phase of housing is across the road from the main mining and toxic waste site, part of which will be used for open space for the housing development. Mining for aggregate was done on the first phase building site.
More about the site and proposed development
- Attend the field trip open to the public 11 a.m., January 15, 2016 so you can see what's at stake. NOTE: no comments from the public are allowed. Only the commissioners may ask questions or discuss issues. Meet on NW Lower Bridge Way at the gate to the east side of the property, about 1/2 mile south of the Lower Bridge crossing of the Deschutes River. A 4WD/AWD vehicle with high clearance is recommended; carpooling may be required.
- Email the County Commissioners and Planner by January 28 to express your views: Tony.DeBone@deschutes.org, Alan.Unger@deschutes.org, Tammy.Baney@deschutes.org and William.Groves@deschutes.org.
- Attend the February meeting of the County Commissioners when they will make their decision: 1300 NW Wall Street, Bend, OR. Search here for the date and time when it's posted.
- Donate to OLAWA: It takes hard work to monitor controversial proposals and keep the public informed about projects like this. Help us shine light on what's going on by making a contribution. We're a nonprofit.