|City Council approves plan to strip out ALL 1,000 trees on this 28 acre Group Health site|
Sustainable Redmond files lawsuit at Superior Court.
OPINION: On Wednesday, March 28, Sustainable Redmond will be featured at the Soul Food Books’ monthly Sustainability Wednesday series.The program begins at 7pm and all are encouraged to attend. The discussion will focus on plans for the 28-acre Group Health hospital site in Overlake. Read More >>
.As the first of many projects which will shape a future mixed-use, transit-based community in Overlake Village, redevelopment of the Group Health site is key. By removing over 1000 majestic trees on this property as currently approved, not only will the ecological value of trees up to 200 years old be lost but also trees precious to the Overlake neighborhood (as recognized in many public planning processes) will be gone forever.
The approved Group Health plan compensates for the removal of these trees by providing a number of infrastructure improvements, setting aside space for a park and replanting 3000 smaller trees elsewhere.
While SustainableRedmond supports transit oriented developments, it finds this project approval to be inconsistent with the City’s legacy of protecting trees, as well as with Redmond’s long-adopted tree preservation ordinance andneighborhood plans. It has appealed the City’s decision.
Please plan to join in the conversation next Wednesday evening at Soul Food Books. Meanwhile, more information can be found at http://www.sustainableredmond.org/ . LOCATION: Soul Food Books is located in Redmond Center close to Ben Franklin, Discover Yoga and the Redmond Way QFC.
About Sustainable Redmond: Citizens and Neighbors for Sustainable Redmond is a grassroots organization focused on local sustainability. The group’s mission is to be a catalyst for moving Redmond’s citizens,businesses and local government towards sustainability, through education, advocacy and community events
Citizens and Neighbors for a Sustainable Redmond, P.O. Box 2194, Redmond, WA 98073
EMAIL: Cindy Jayne, Sustainable Redmond email@example.com