Yesterday we told you about the Bluewater Terrace development proposal that was discussed at last Tuesday's Manson Community Council meeting. Also at that meeting was an update on the Chelan Butte, a seemingly never-ending saga. The Chelan Basin Conservancy is working to preserve the Butte and stop its development. Conservancy President Brian Patterson gave a history of the project, starting with Mike Cooney's efforts as mayor to purchase the Butte for the city of Chelan. Then he described what plans the developer had:
That's when the city of Chelan put a moratorium on boundary line adjustments and proposed modifications to the code, which was approved late last month. But Patterson says that came too late to stop one phase of the project:
Patterson says the impacts of developing the Butte are obvious:
As for the Conservancy's efforts:
As for how much it would take to purchase the Butte, a couple of years ago it was estimated at around 7 million dollars, now it could be around ten million, maybe more. Chelanbasinconservancy-dot-org is the website to keep up to date with the latest on the Butte saga.