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City Officials of Snoqualmie WA: Reject Affordable Housing Tax, Fee, and Design Exemptions, et al. on Parcel S20

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1. NO TAX EXEMPTION, NO FEE WAIVERS 

 a. 600-800 new residents not contributing to police, fire, EMT, schools and park & trail maintenance 
 b. Future potential residents getting a better deal than all prior Snoqualmie residents c. Taxes just went up 3%, without factoring in this project 
2. NO DESIGN EXEMPTIONS 
 a. Proposed building heights are almost two times height in the community design standards 
 b.Proposed building density is 3 times the community design standards 
 c.160 units on 14 acres is 10 times densest neighborhood on Snoqualmie Ridge 
3. NO HIGH DENSITY 
 a. Current average affordable housing project 36 units 
 b. Proposed project is 3 times larger than King County average 
 c. Project proposed would be Imagine Housing's largest project managed 
 d. It is ~5 times their average location size and is double the size of their current largest location 
 e.The high density, segregated nature of this proposed project is outside the norm for the neighborhood master plan 
4. NO UNFUNDED STUDENTS 
 a. Schools will lose $512,000 in impact fees dedicated to new buildings. No plan to make up loss 
 b. 2012 we cut $2 million from school budgets 
 c. 20% of classes in temporary trailers 
 d. Existing students bussed up to 45 minutes outside of Snoqualmie 
5. ACT WITH TRANSPARENCY 
 a. Open up bidding to Assisted Living or 55+ age restricted affordable housing 
 b. Reveal greater detail about who benefits financially from this proposal 

IN SUMMARY Due to a controversial measure called a “MINOR MODIFICATION, parcel S20 is the only remaining land to fulfill the City's self-designated commitment to affordable housing (in addition to the City-owned flat in Kimball Creek). We propose the City to open up bidding to an Assisted Living facility or an age restricted 55+ project, or alternatives that will benefit all of the residents of Snoqualmie Ridge. As fellow residents, we welcome all new neighbors to join our beautiful community. To maintain the higher quality of life, we ask our city elected officials to REJECT any tax exemptions, permit fee waiver requests, and design exception requests. Lower the S20 density size and require Imagine Housing to pay all school impacts fees.

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