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Letter from Olympic Cricket Club
For the Cricket Players
The $5K goal was achieved, thanks to everyone involved! Please see Bricklin & Newman LLP to City of Kenmore for that work product. Legal’s next recommended steps to appeal the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) range from $3k to $10k depending on their involvement and both sides’ tenacity; leading up to JAN 5, 2016, signing of 62-year lease agreement between Daniels developer and WA State Parks.
The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process has started. We need legal advocacy to help save St. Edward State Park from developers. Our goal is to raise $5K by OCT 1, 2016. Thanks for all your contributions! We want to keep Saint Edward WA State Park PUBLIC, as a 316-acre park in Kenmore and Kirkland, Washington.
Sep 16, 2016 —
The washington parks commission votes 9/22 on whether to extend the Deadline for developer Daniels to submit his plan to turn the seminary into his private hotel, Tell the commission keep the building for public parks use, not a hotel!! Please email NOW Commission@parks.wa.gov. Save St Eds!!
Latest info: lots of answers about Kenmore’s plans are in material submitted this week to the State Recreation & Conservation Office (RCO) as part of the two $750K grant applications to fund the ballfields development. Info is on the webpages below. Once there, click on links dated 5/12/16 and 5/13/16 under the “Attach Date” column. The links take you to a PowerPoint presentation and two PDF documents entitled “16-1643 Draft-St. Edward Ballfields Renovation,” which is part of a detailed rating process.
Daniels Proposal is to Turn Seminary Into $50 MIL Conference Center
KUOW.ORG: Seattle Is Epicenter For This Green Card Program’s Problems. The EB-5 program offers permanent residency in exchange for investment. Is the St. Edward Seminary building next?
Daniels is on far right.
Seattle Times: Money from investor visas floods U.S., but doesn’t reach targeted poor areas Now, said Daniels, EB-5 capital accounts for about $250 million of Fifth & Columbia’s $440 million project.
The Daniels Proposal will turn St. Edward Seminary into a conference center: 80 rooms, LOTS of meeting rooms, plus a café, large restaurant, bar and lounge.
There will be much more traffic than the hotel guests coming and going.
A rough calculation shows the following:
80 bedrooms and suites – 30,600 sq. ft.
19 conference and meeting rooms (large, med, small) – 18,300 sq. ft.
Restaurant, cafe & lounge/bar – 4,100 sq. ft.
Spa – 980 sq. ft.
Kitchen, furnaces, building operation areas – 9,600 sq. ft.
400+ attended a public hearing held by State Parks in Kenmore on February 9, to receive comments on a proposed “land exchange” at Saint Edward, officially known as a Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) “land conversion.” There was a 30-minute presentation conducted by State Parks Planner, Michael Hankinson, and Real Estate Developer, Kevin Daniels; followed by public comments from 7 – 9:20 pm during which 68 people, spoke for up to 2 minutes each almost evenly divided between pro and con. Go to Saint Edward Planning for A COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT You may continue to submit written comments on “Provide Comments”