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Here’s another big development coming to Olympia (maybe)

A previous plan to bring 84 apartments and 104 manufactured homes to this 18th Avenue Southeast site in Olympia has expired. However, the same developer is now considering just a manufactured home park for the site, a city official said.
A previous plan to bring 84 apartments and 104 manufactured homes to this 18th Avenue Southeast site in Olympia has expired. However, the same developer is now considering just a manufactured home park for the site, a city official said. rboone@theolympian.com

Despite the presence of Olympia land-use proposal signs and recently cleared brush, a previous plan for an expanded Colonial Estates development on 18th Avenue Southeast has expired, a city official said Monday.

A year ago, Colonial Estates, a senior residential community which occupies the north side of 14th Avenue Southeast, wanted to bring 84 apartments and a 104-pad manufactured home park to the south side of the street.

Leonard Bauer, deputy director of the city’s community planning and development department, said that plan has expired with the city. However, representatives of Colonial Estates have met with city officials for a slightly different development, he said.

During a recent pre-submission conference — a preliminary meeting in which developers learn what will be required of them for their projects — those representatives pitched a manufactured home park.

Bauer described the land clearing as brush removal, compared to grading the land for an imminent project.

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