10.16.19 | Daily Record | Updated 10.23 | Editorial~~~
Not to sound flippant, but the first reaction to the new proposal to develop Cle Elum’s Bullfrog Flats area is: That’s a big RV park.
The land in question was purchased by Jeld-Wen from Plum Creek Timber Company in 1996 as part of the master planned resort property. It was never designated for the master-planned resort (now known as Suncadia), but was intended for different types of development, notably affordable housing, and a business park.
The question comes back to whether it meets the vision the community has for that property. Obviously, this is private property being developed by private sector businesses so it would be helpful if the community’s vision also made sense financially.
A meeting is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 in the multi-purpose room at Walter Strom Middle School, where written comments can also be submitted.