Letters to the Editor

Church traffic issue hitting closer to home

You recently printed a letter from Grant R. Bruneau in Kent (Sept. 14, “Christian Faith Center has much to give”) regarding the Christian Faith Center they want to put in Federal Way. I have a couple of questions for Mr. Bruneau: Would you be so excited about this church going into your neighborhood? Do you really want to have to battle 2,000 to 3,000 cars as you are trying to get out of your driveway?

I have no objection to Christian Faith Center, provided they following our zoning regulations and our environmental regulations. All churches do good for the community. However, the church will bring major traffic onto a neighborhood road –– not just on Sunday, but every day of the week, since this center will also include a private school. Worse, they are building this church on top of a wetlands. I know I am not the only longtime Federal Way resident who remembers the major flooding of the highway caused when SeaTac Mall was built on wetlands, or the major tax dollars it took to fix the problem.

I think it’s wonderful that Mr. Bruneau has such faith in his church. I just wonder if he would continue to have that faith if his church was half a block from his house instead of in an entirely different city.

Sheila Criscione

Federal Way

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