UPDATE: County hearing examiner approves BP Heron Center permits

Published on Fri, Mar 16, 2012 by Jeremy Schwartz

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I apologize for the delay in this update. Yesterday was unexpectedly busy for me. -JS

The Whatcom County Hearing Examiner has issued his approval of two permits necessary for the proposed BP Heron Center at Birch Bay State Park to be built.

Birch Bay State Park manager Ted Morris said a handful of people turned out for Wednesday’s public hearing for the two permits for the proposed interpretive center, and all were in support of the permits' approval. Whatcom County planning staff issued a staff report and recommended the permits be approved.

“Everybody thought it was a great idea,” Morris said.

Further review from the Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) is necessary, but Morris does not anticipate the DOE to have any issues with the proposed interpretive center. Morris has only to acquire a building permit for the project, and he expects construction to start by next spring.

“We’ve got pretty good control over this project,” Morris said.

For my previous article on the interpretive center, click here.

 

 
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