And yet, raw sewage runs into the bay with every large rain event, and Eureka suffers some of the highest incidents of pedestrian, cyclist and auto accidents and casualties in the state!
Sprawl is sprawl...
There's already been 2 housing bubbles since the 1980's and the development industry is taking every opportunity to ensure it's positioned to begin the 3rd when/if the housing the economy turns around the next time.
People talk like thousands of houses will be built. The fact is the population of Eureka is less today than in 1960 according to the US Census. No way a lot of homes will ever be built to accommodate a shrinking population. The mill's ain't coming back and the retireees from so cal are retiring elsewhere
Strategic land grab?
This county has been dominated by the development industry for a generation. How many more cities must suffer moratoriums, illegal sewage discharges, antiquated water service, unsafe and over-utilized rural roads, inadequate emergency services and chronic deficits in affordable housing downtown?
Thousands of homes are still planned for the Cutten/Myrteltown area, and yet, there's already a traffic-nightmare forming with the addition of the new Wallgreen and Safeway store on Harris Avenue.
Isn't the McKay tract once proposed to build 1200 houses? Why didn't they sell this property to the people who made the proposal?(Strombeck and Danco Builders)Is this another stratergic landgrab by the county to protect the back portion of Redwood Acres?They stated that they were against a road going through Redwood Acres into the tract than the proposal just quietly died a week later?Did BlueDiamond want to get into the housing buisness?
I'm sorry to hear about the difficulties the City of Eureka and Apex are having with this project. I found Apex to be a considerate company who successfully completed our town's emergency waterline replacement. That project also ran into problems but of an opposite nature. There were three attempts to construct the "bore hole" under and across the South Fork of the Eel River. Each attempt met with destroying a drill bit trying to pierce through a bolder field later believed to be the original river bed level. Apex worked with us throughout this process and together we secured a vital link for our water supply. I hope that both the City of Eureka and Apex can resolve this problem. The result will far overshadow these challenges and add to the health of our neighbors and the environment.
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Apr 10, 2014
vol XXV issue 15
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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