LYNDEN — The big Pepin Creek Subarea Plan, in limbo for about a year, is now coming forward for public review by the city Planning Commission.
Anyone can comment on the detailed 130-page plan at the commission’s 7:30 p.m. meeting this Thursday, Nov. 21, in City Hall Annex, 205 Fourth St.
The document can be viewed online at: https://www.lyndenwa.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Pepin-Creek-Subarea-Plan-20191114_-002.pdf.
A related item on the meeting’s agenda is amendment of the Comprehensive Plan land-use map corresponding to the Pepin Creek Subarea, which is on the northwest side of Lynden.
While the plan has been developed to set forth a vision for the 460-acre subarea, of which only 110 acres are now in city limits, the challenge of resolving underlying issues of how this area will be drained and how infrastructure improvements will be paid for has dragged out final decisions for several years now.
A moratorium on subdivision and certain building permit applications, in order to facilitate more orderly planning, began in 2016 and has continued since.