Pleasant Harbor resort finishes initial ground surveying

Water and sewage system regulations next

BRINNON — The Pleasant Harbor Master Planned Marina and Golf Resort officials have completed initial ground surveying and are working to get regulatory approvals for water and sewage systems.

The project needs approvals from state agencies on the two systems before officials can submit development applications for Phase 1 of the project to Jefferson County.

The master planned resort is under a 20-year development agreement with the county that covers more than 200 acres along the Hood Canal south of Brinnon. Plans call for 200-plus condominiums, a community center and multiple recreational opportunities.

Shrubs and invasive vegetation had grown over the area, which required some minor clearing in order to complete the surveying work, said JT Cooke, legal counsel for Pleasant Harbor.

The resort has been a source of controversy within the county, as multiple citizens have been vocal about their disapproval of the resort. In April 2018, more than 70 members spoke during a public hearing and an additional 200 submitted written comments against the creation of the resort for a variety of reasons.

Pleasant Harbor officials are now engaged with civil engineers designing the internal road network and building placements, and they are securing approvals for the water and sewage systems that will service the resort, Cooke said.

Officials hope to be “in the ground constructing infrastructure for Phase 1” with the next 12 to 14 months, he said.

Cooke hopes the COVID-19 pandemic will have passed before the time for construction commences, but the team has been monitoring regulations, he said.

“Pleasant Harbor is keeping up to date on guidance from local, state and federal agencies so that it can implement appropriate safety protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” Cooke said.

“Pleasant Harbor is anxious to move forward with construction so it can open the resort and provide additional economic, recreation and social opportunities to Jefferson County and the region.”

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Jefferson County reporter Zach Jablonski can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at 360-385-2335, ext. 5.

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