Not that Horstman Heights development

Note: The hearing has been rescheduled to Nov. 1, same time and place.

The public can testify on a proposed development on Horstman Road at 10 a.m. Thursday.
The Kitsap County Hearing Examiner will consider plans by Sound Developers Group of Tacoma to build a 36-lot subdivision on 4.5 acres at 4217 SE Horstman Road. Developers are seeking preliminary plat approval for the property, which is zoned urban low.
According to planner Jeff Smith, the project should not be confused with a stalled development to west near the intersection of Horstman and Olney Avenue. The Horstman Heights project, originally owned by David Alan Development LLC, was for 54 home lots on 11 acres, but no homes were ever built there. Improper site development caused runoff from the property, resulting in a fine from the Department of Ecology in 2009. The property went into foreclosure and was repossessed by Whidbey Island Bank in July.
Smith said he encouraged Sound Developers to change the name of their project from Horstman Preliminary Plat to Prosperity Preliminary Plat to avoid confusion.
Files on the Prosperity development are available for inspection by appointment only 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the county’s Department of Community Development, 619 Division Street, Port Orchard. To make an appointment, call (360) 337-4487.
Written and verbal comments will be accepted at the hearing. For information, contact Karen Ashcraft at (360) 337-4487 or kashcraf@co.kitsap.wa.us.

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