Help stop a new Master Planned Resort being considered in agricultural area, meeting Jan. 8

The Lake Chelan Valley is again being asked to approve a large commercial development in the middle of a quiet, rural area of Manson.  A Master Planned Resort on 19 acres, consisting of a 14-room hotel, swimming pool, an Amphitheatre for live performances, a wedding venue, a café, a retail store, 24 “glamping” sheds (storage sheds), two 26’ radius geodesic domes, and more.   

The design shows parking for at least 120 vehicles. While this project might be a great addition to the valley, it is being proposed in the middle of an area zoned AC which is commercial agriculture and homes on 5 acres or more.

This is in an area of apple, cherry and pear orchards with personal residents.  Large scale development in the valley is rapid; areas like The Lookout, Black Cap, Holiday Hills, large winery and event center all intruding on peaceful neighborhoods.  This isn’t just a problem for the people who live on Klate Road.  This is something everyone who cherishes this valley should be concerned about.

Some Manson community members will be hosting an informational meeting and they would love for the entire Chelan Valley community to come and express their concern regarding what is happening; help guide growth, so it is thoughtful to everyone, not just developers and business.  If we don’t act now, it will be too late.  We won’t be able to restore the rural agriculture areas once they are gone.   The process can’t be reckless, it must be thoughtful and careful.

Come join us on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Meeting at the  Grange Hall in Manson, 157 Wapato Way.

Sarah Cushing,
A concerned resident

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