Because Birch Bay is an urban area for growth, it needs our attention. It should not be an area where developers who want to build projects and real estate people who want to sell them push a government that is always looking for more tax dollars to accept developer’s projects. Too often the taxes from developers’ projects do not offset the impacts the development has on our neighbors.
The tool for managing development at Birch Bay is the city of Birch Bay.
Inconsiderate Golf Carts — Nextdoor
Infrastructure under stress; — Nextdoor
Traffic Accident – Nextdoor
Youtube Horizons at Semiahmoo
Birch Bay is below its planned residential density, buildable lands report shows
Dealing with the problem of crime
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