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Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Developments vs. environment

The Mirror article “Federal Way site recommended for Sound Transit light vehicle facility” reinforces the limited foresight our elected officials have relative to the impact these actions will have on the remaining tree cover and wetlands in our rapidly growing urban environment. Here’s another site that is about one-third covered in trees and wetland plants, which will be used as a light rail maintenance facility.

This facility will be located directly across the freeway to the former Weyerhaeuser headquarters. Since 1994, when the city council designated it as a corporate park, the headquarters site has been open to all since that time. It boasts over 10 miles of trails through forests or meadows. The first of five warehouses will be cleared soon!

When will our elected officials understand we do not live here for “bread alone,” but also because nearby forests and wetlands give us clean air, water and a natural open space respite from increasing urban congestion? Please locate these “developments” elsewhere!

Richard Pierson

Federal Way

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Rest in peace

As I sit here at the Federal Way Crossings in the parking lot eating a McDonald’s cheeseburger, I can’t help but think of the young man that lost his life in this same parking lot. This dark and gloomy parking lot. This parking lot has poor lighting. This parking lot has been a magnet to criminal behavior. I know this because I was once the loss prevention manager at the Sportsman’s Center Warehouse at the Crossings and I would sit in my office and watch criminal activity daily, so I can only imagine what goes on nightly. May this young man rest in peace.

Thomas Washington

Federal Way


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