Letters to the Editor

Megachurch out of place

I continue to be amazed on the issue of this megachurch going up in the proposed location (April 26, “Megachurch project four years behind schedule”). When the land was purchased several years ago, the buyers must have known how it was zoned. What or who could possibly have given them the idea that they could easily get it rezoned so as to build in this area? Who is really benefitting locally from this plan?

If this City Council is serious about this community, they will go through the motions only as they do with most issues they address and then turn the megachurch down. Simple politics in this city.

I find it very difficult to believe that with the council’s ongoing pap to make Federal Way a great place to be at for whatever reason, that they cannot get this land sold to a high-tech, light-industrial/manufacturing or logistics-type organization which would love to be adjunct to Interstate 5, Highway 509 and Highway 18. This puts them within six to 12 miles of the ports of Tacoma or Seattle and, of course, eastbound.

It is necessary to again point out that this location is the wrong one for this church complex. With this city having a very small percentage of their membership, it is only logical it should be located east of I-5 between Edgewood or Kent for ease of membership access. We don’t need the additional traffic/congestion of a 24/7 operation of that magnitude.

Come on, pastor Treat, et al, if this is pursued your organization is going to get a black eye in this community once the problems truly develop and the misery starts in the core area.

Lawrence J. Wilson

Federal Way

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