As expected, Washington Cathedral got approval for their sweeping expansion. Locals opposed this urban "amenity" as it's expected to add yet more traffic to the absurdly congested 124th Ave NE.
This from the Seattle Times:
Church gets OK for recreation center
Washington Cathedral in Redmond can break ground on a new recreation center after unanimous approval from the Redmond City Council on Tuesday.
The 36,000-square-foot recreation center, with a handicapped-accessible swimming pool is expected to break ground this summer and open a year later, said Senior Pastor Tim White.
"It's a good project and a good addition to our city," said Councilman Richard Cole just before the vote.
The recreation center is the first of several church expansion plans over the next decade. The church submitted a 10-year plan that would include 13 units of senior housing with an outpatient clinic, a new cathedral, a preschool and elementary school and a building for adult-education classes. All were included in the church's master plan that the council approved.
The church currently uses a 9,000-square-foot sanctuary that seats 350 people on the former Theno's Dairy farm, at Northeast 124th Street and Woodinville-Redmond Road, which the congregation bought in 1984.