BRINNON – The proposed Pleasant Harbor Marina and golf resort, which would allow up to 890 hotel and rental units to be built at Black Point, is too much too fast, some say.
Others argue to the contrary, saying the resort would be an economic boon to the Brinnon community, one that wouldn’t pollute the Hood Canal through septic systems.
Such was the wide divide of thought at a Jefferson County Planning Commission hearing on Wednesday night at Brinnon School gymnasium.
The hearing drew about 150 people, with many testifying both for and against the master-planned resort proposed by Statesman Group of Companies Ltd. – which is based in Calgary, Alberta – and Black Point Properties LLC.
The $300 million, 256-acre project would include a marina with 290 slips, a resort hotel and condominiums, and a 16,000-square-foot marina village facility at Pleasant Harbor.
It would also have an 18-hole golf course with conference, food service and meeting facilities.
Wednesday night’s forum was the last public hearing scheduled before the Planning Commission, which is expected to deliberate on its recommendation on Oct. 17.
The Jefferson County Department of Community Development is accepting written comments through Oct. 24.
The final decision will be made by the three county commissioners, who are expected to consider the proposal in early December.