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Tag: chambers bay

Sep.
30th

CHAMBERS BAY: Project would block great views

Re: “Developer unveils drawings for Chambers Bay resort” (TNT, 9-24).

Please don’t build that big commercial development at that Chambers Bay location.

One of the most wonderful vistas in Pierce County is from the overlook above Chambers Bay. The view across the beautiful dunes-style golf course out over southern Puget Sound and its striking islands, to the backdrop of the Olympics, is spectacularly beautiful.

Thanks to Connie Ladenburg for reminding the Pierce County Council about that being public property. Wouldn’t it be good to check with the public about the zoning of their park?

Wouldn’t the big hotel and

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Sep.
29th

CHAMBERS BAY: Don’t settle for the ordinary

This summer, I took many visitors to see the spectacular view and have lunch at the Chambers Bay clubhouse. I would concur that any additional building should have a low profile and “fit into the land.”

Paradise and Timberline lodges are examples, as is the Weyerhauser headquarters. Furnish with local products and art. Make it the best of the Northwest. Please don’t settle for ordinary.

Sep.
26th

CHAMBERS BAY: Proposal doesn’t support original plan

Re: “Developer unveils drawings for Chambers Bay resort” (TNT, 9-24).

This proposal does not agree with the original plan presented to the community regarding development of Chambers Bay. The presented plan envisioned buildings that blended into or rose out of the environment naturally. The restaurant, lodging and pro-shop were located over the brow of the hill, allowing all to enjoy the fantastic view.

A commitment was also made at that time to the citizens that the land would remain our property with good public access. This commitment supports the predominant feature of our area – a place to gather,

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Sep.
26th

CHAMBERS BAY: Second golf course isn’t needed

I was dismayed at the story about the proposed Chambers Bay Resort (TNT, 9-24).

There was no mention of it, but for several years now, SUNDOGS (Safe, Unleashed, Natural Dogs), a group of dog lovers and community volunteers, has worked for and been led to believe that an expanded off-leash dog park would be made available on this very site.

Many people have tirelessly worked to make this happen, and SUNDOGS has complied with all requirements to complete the project. Fundraisers have been held. Volunteers have maintained the small enclosure they were given until the U.S. Open was held

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Sep.
25th

CHAMBERS BAY: What is developer thinking?

Re: “Developer unveils drawings for Chambers Bay resort” (TNT, 9-24).

The proposed drawings for the Chambers Bay resort are atrocious. This sight deserves a building integrated into the landscape, built from natural elements of wood, and stone that would perhaps reflect the concrete structures that stand out in the dune course below.

I can’t imagine what this architect was thinking regarding this design for this space. Connie Ladenburg of the Pierce County Council reminded the council that Chambers Bay Golf Course is the public’s property.

Friends and I walk this trail daily. I haven’t spoken to anyone who is

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Sep.
24th

CHAMBERS BAY: Design would fit in at SeaTac

Re: “Developer unveils drawings for Chambers Bay resort” (TNT, 9-24).

Is University Place really going to allow construction of such an ugly, factory-like structure on the beautiful Chambers Bay Golf Course?

The area has a fantastic asset in that course. Why stamp it with this airport lookalike?

Our Northwest landscape demands a much more organic-looking resort and not some Southern California in-your-face type of building. Look at Sun River Resort buildings or similar structures where the buildings become an integral part of their landscape surroundings, not a mammoth projection plunked on a fabulous hillside.

Sep.
24th

CHAMBERS BAY: Proposal lacks Northwest feel

Re: “Developer unveils drawings for Chambers Bay resort” (TNT, 9-24).

Having just seen the developer’s proposal, I think it would look fine in California but it lacked any external motif reflecting the Pacific Northwest.

As a frequent walker there I also am concerned about access under this architectural layout.

June
9th

UPLACE: US Open trip wastes taxpayer money

Re: “Officials take last, costly chance to see US Open” (TNT, 6-8).

I am appalled that the City of University Place has sent seven public officials to North Carolina to learn, firsthand, what the US Open looks like up close and personal. I guess these politicians believe the University Place citizenry is naive.

It cost just under $20,000 to the City of University Place so our elected officials can schmooze with their buddies while socializing at the Pinehurst Resort. It’s not like University Place is incredibly solvent due to the 10-year fiasco known as the Town Center and the

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