Surfing at Moxee? It’s almost time to get wet!!
A proposed surf park near Moxee is on the verge of becoming a reality after the Yakima County Hearing Examiner released an official approval for the project on Monday. Northwest Surf Parks hopes to build a 24-acre surf park on a 39.5-acre property just north of Moxee.
The decision was issued with a long list of conditions
The examiner issued the decision with a long list of conditions, including requirements for road systems in the area, numerous permits and other conditions. The decision is final but may be appealed to Yakima County Superior Court. There is a 21 day appeal period. If there is no appeal, the project can go ahead with construction.
Plans are expansive and include a restaurant and accommodation units
The future home of a $30 million surf park would include a 5.5-meter surf pool, surf school and fitness center. Plans also call for skate and dog parks, beach volleyball and fire pits, as well as RVs and campsites. A restaurant and 23 accommodation units are also planned. It is an exciting plan for some but some neighbors near the proposed site near the intersection of Norman Road and Reed Lane say they are against the project due to a lack of water and roads being built for the type of traffic expected at the park.
While some are against the project, it could have a big impact on the valley
There is no official word if the project will go to appeal, but it is possible as some people are against the proposal due to the impact it would have on the region.
According to the Hearing Examiner’s decision, the project would create many jobs and could generate some $1.5 million in revenue each year.
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