Category Archives: Parks

Comp Plan Update: Working on the Environmental Element

Jon Quitslund In recent weeks, Joni Mitchell’s catchy lyrics have been running in a loop at the back of my mind: “how it always seems to go / you don’t know what you got ‘til it’s gone.”  Doesn’t that just … Continue reading

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Transfer of Development Rights in the Comp Plan Update

Jon Quitslund I’ve composed this post in order to organize my thoughts on a topic that will be discussed in the next Planning Commission meeting – tomorrow night.  So this is not the usual after-the-fact report, or a long-range forecast, … Continue reading

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Citizen Involvement in Planning for Waterfront Park

Jon Quitslund Citizens with many different interests and talents will soon have an opportunity to work together on a major project for the benefit of our community. The City has begun to plan for significant improvements in the Waterfront Park … Continue reading

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Strawberry Plant Park

A recent day with wonderful sunshine enticed me out for a walk to check on the progress of the new Strawberry Plant Park on the north side of Eagle Harbor.  The subject of a great deal of public input and … Continue reading

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