Developer proposes 98-home, 41.8-acre ‘Legacy Ridge’ in south Sequim

City of Sequim accepting public comments through June 24

A proposed 98-lot single family home development, Legacy Ridge, spanning 41.8 acres, is in the public comment period through June 24.

The preliminary plat/major subdivision application submitted by iDevelopNW and PACE Engineers, Inc. of Kirkland representing Irvin Boyd, falls west of Reservoir Road, south of Silberhorn Road, and east of Falcon Road in the City of Sequim’s limits.

From the proposal, it shows that the project combines South Seventh Avenue from Silberhorn Road to Reservoir Road, which currently are disconnected.

Charisse Deschenes, senior planner for the City of Sequim, said Legacy Ridge has been in preliminary planning stages since 2012-2013 and that the applicants submitted an application in January 2015 but they and city staff agreed to put it on hold until some topics were reviewed further such as vehicle accessibility. This latest application was submitted on April 27.

Deschenes said the property contains a lot of critical areas (13.4 acres of open space/critical wetland and buffer areas) and slopes, which the development goes around.

Included in the proposal is a walking trail and 2.4 acres of active open space and parks.

Deschenes said the average lot size on the development is 6,978 square feet and that the city’s updated Comprehensive Plan in 2015 states a minimum lot size is 5,400 square feet now.

In the developer’s traffic study, it states Legacy Ridge would generate about 933 average daily trips through the area and its impact fees are estimated to be $244,118.

Public comment can be emailed to Deschenes at or by mailing “City of Sequim, Dept. of Community Development (DCD) 152 W. Cedar St., Sequim, WA, 98382.”

A neighborhood meeting is held at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 21, in the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St. A public hearing with the City of Sequim’s city council has not been set.

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