Letters to the Editor

VAA structure would dwarf the corner | Letter to the Editor

I am a musician that lives on Vashon and I have performed at many of the fine venues that the Island has to offer, including the Blue Heron. I also perform at festivals and concert halls all across our nation. I can understand the desire for a new and plush hall for showcasing the homegrown and imported artists who all deserve a nice stage for their talents and audiences who deserve a comfortable place to enjoy their talents.

I am, however, concerned that the planned VAA hall is inappropriate for its location. The hall itself, at 45 to 47 feet tall and more than 260 feet long, would dwarf the corner. The building and parking requirements need variances on all sides to be considered legal. The parking requirement for 170 cars itself seems prohibitive considering that the front parking lot for the Island Lumber, as big as it is, only holds 75 cars.

I can’t help but question the decision to place a structure with this kind of impact at this location.

 

— Mark Graham

 

 

Community Events, April 2014

Add an Event
We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Apr 16 edition online now. Browse the archives.