City of Federal Way is planning to place a homeless/transitional housing development on the corner of 21st Ave. SW and SW 344th St. Currently that land is occupied by the Light of Christ community garden.
Background: This past November 2018, the King County Council appropriated $3 million to assist in the building of a two-story multi-family transitional housing center on the northwest corner of 21st Ave. SW and SW 344th. This property is owned by Light of Christ Lutheran Church. Included in the planned complex are twenty-two transitional housing units, a job-training center, a gym and various other services.
Rather than choose a site specifically zoned for this type of project, this site was chosen in direct opposition to the current zoning code, which dictates only single-family homes for the site. The homeowner’s associations of Eagle Manor, Grouse Pointe, and Grouse Pointe Meadows, are opposed to the construction of the project and are requesting homeowners of Danville Station to oppose its construction as well.
Plans are underway for a petition drive to obtain signatures showing opposition to the planned complex. The petition(s) will be presented to the leadership of Light of Christ Lutheran Church and to the Federal Way City Council, as the voice of the neighborhood homeowners.
To date, neighborhood residents have spoken at two City Council meetings. The goal is to continue to send residents to future council meetings showing our opposition.
If you are willing to speak at a council meeting in opposition to the planned project, or have suggestions, please contact Ron Campbell, Grouse Pointe HOA – firstname.lastname@example.org
PETITION OPPOSING THE PLANNED FEDERAL WAY LOCATION OF A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR TRANSITIONAL HOUSING COMPLEX
We, the undersigned, petition the leadership and congregation of the Light of Christ Lutheran Church not to build a multi-family transitional housing center complex on the corner of S.W. 344th St. and 21st Ave. S.W. in Federal Way.
In November 2018, the King County Council appropriated $3 million to assist in the building of a two story, multi-family transitional housing center on the corner of S.W. 344th St. and 21st Ave. S.W. in Federal Way. Included in the planned complex: a two story, 22 bed transitional housing unit, a gym, a day care center, and a job-training center.
Rather than choose a site specifically zoned for this type of project, a site was chosen that is in direct opposition to the current zoning code, which dictates only single-family homes for the site. As such the project violates the original intent of the city founders in carefully crafting single resident zones for the very purpose of preventing apartments and small business encroachment into residential neighborhoods, thus destroying the climate and quality they so clearly recognized as intrinsic to a family neighborhood. This project would be at the center of hundreds of single-family homes built in reliance on the zoning. The original intent of the code should be preserved. The land should be retained as a single-family residential area. Officials of the homeowner associations near the planned concept are unanimously opposed to the construction of the project in the middle of hundreds of single-family homes. Grouse Pointe Meadows, Eagle Manor, Danville Station, and Grouse Pointe are working as a consortium on behalf of our homeowners in opposition to the project at this site and encourage that the project be relocated in an appropriately zoned area.
We, the undersigned residents of the area, petition because we oppose the construction of the planned multi-family transitional housing complex.