Still time to submit written comments
Friday Harbor Town Council will deliberate at a continued public hearing on March 6 whether to rezone the former Edith Dickinson property to multi-family residential. The property located at 825 Argyle Avenue in Friday Harbor has an historic house, orchards and gardens.
OJC Properties has requested the land use classification change from single-family residential to multi-family residential.
Anyone wanting to submit comments can do so in writing. The deadline is 4:30 p.m. Friday, February 28 at Town Hall. No public comment will be taken at the March 6 continued hearing.
The staff report recommends the council approve the rezoning, requested by Stephanie O'Day president of OJC Properties, but with the conditions set forth in the development agreement.
A public hearing on the development agreement follows the continued public hearing on the rezoning.
OJC has offered to limit the number of dwelling to five detached houses. The historic home's exterior would be preserved. The interior could be removed, renovated or restored. The eastern portion of the property would be a no-development zone.
A covenant saying the developers would use their 'best efforts' to retain the garden, 'historic rose bushes' and fruit trees throughout the property is included in the development agreement submitted by OJC Properties.
The property is surrounded by single-family residences on three sides and a property zoned light industrial to the south.