Defend Juanita Bay from the Private Pier: The Parks and Community Waters Belong to Us All
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The citizens of Juanita Bay have joined together to oppose proposal SHR12-01359 to build a large private pier in Juanita Bay. The proposal is to remove two docks that are approximately similar sized to the other docks in the bay (approx 65-135ft) and replace them with a single pier that is 272ft in length. The current docks support moorage of 3 boats while the proposed pier would increase capacity to a minimum of 22 vessels.
The properties are 9123 Juanita Drive (Bel Lago Condominiums) and 9049 NE Juanita Drive [adjacent].
The community objections to the pier and boat moorage slips include the following:
1. The pier will only benefit a few individuals while significantly affecting the use of all those who use the park and the waters of Juanita Bay for nature’s enjoyment.
2. It captures open waters that have been used by the public for multiple decades and will outright prevent or degrade popular community activities; kite surfers, paddle boarders, kayakers, swimmers, dog walkers and more.
3. The length of this pier would significantly narrow the passageway into the broader lake from the only open water access point at Juanita Beach. This will result in safety concerns due to increased boat traffic and navigational difficulties.
4. The pier far exceeds any dock in Juanita Bay and is multiple times longer than the applicant’s current dock.
5. The pier far exceeds any other dock in capacity; currently no dock on the bay has more than 7 boats and the majority of docks have 1-2.
6. If approved, the pier length would set a precedent for other large condos in the bay.
7. The pier is in close proximity to Juanita Creek which is home to Salmon and Blue Heron.
8. We believe the pier would present an eyesore in Juanita Bay due to its size.
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