Trilliumresubmits Seagrass Cottage proposal

Published on Thu, Jul 8, 2004 by ack Kintner

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Trillium resubmits Seagrass Cottage proposal

By Jack Kintner

“We’re being very careful about this process,” said Blaine’s director of community Development Terry Galvin, after representatives of the Trillium Corporation spoke at the Blaine Chamber of Commerce meeting yesterday about their 22-acre Seagrass Cottages project. Trillium plans to develop 36 duplex cottages, or a total of 72 units, southwest of three existing condominium units that are next to Semiahmoo Resort.

“We want to make sure we have good solid information,” Galvin continued, “because the environmental determinations are the key components governing the conditions under which this project will be permitted.”

Wayne Schwandt of Trillium began his presentation to the chamber meeting by saying that Trillium’s purpose is to get information about the Seagrass project out to people in Blaine, both to those in the west Blaine Semiahmoo residential areas as well as people living across the bay. “We want to clarify what we have in mind,” Schwandt said, “to show people what it will look like and what’s involved.” He also said that though Trillium plans to relocate a portion of the road going out to the resort, the well-known eagle snag will stay put.

The city of Blaine has required Trillium to allow the project to be reviewed as a Planned Unit Development (PUD), presumably to end up with more public amenities such as open space, public access and other design standards, and better handling of critical area factors such as storm water runoff. The project also has yet to pass a review by Galvin, who functions as Blaine’s State Environmental Protection Act (SEPA) official.

Pam Andrews, who also at yesterdays chamber meeting, is Trillium’s project manager for Seagrass, and encouraged people to contact her with questions at Trillium, 676-9400, or at her e-mail address: pya@trilliumcorp.com