Alternate Sites

 

Many in the community are concerned about adding more soccer or Little League Baseball fields in the area. Our group helped to locate additional sites that would be suitable for ball fields. We had a landscape architect check out the open area at the Commons site. He established that 2 fields, similar to the EBright plan would be easily feasible at that location. Below is a chart showing that the Commons site would be the better option.

 

Pine Lake Middle school had potential space, as well as Skyline High School as well as County property know as Section 36 or Soaring Eagle Park. Ebright is too long and narrow to support active ball fields.

 

 

 

Ebright Ball fields vs Commons Ball Fields

Which is the better option?

 

 

 

Commons

Ebright

Larger size of fields

 

 

Fewer # of large trees to cut

 

(8)

(54)

Least impact to nature habitat for hawks,

Song Birds and pilated wood peckers

 

No impact to viable Salmon Creek

 

 

No Encroachment on Wetland

 

 

 

No Encroachment of Wetland

Buffer

 

No Encroachment on Creek Buffer

 

 

 

No Flooding Concerns

 

 

Greater Buffer to neighbors

 

 

Best Noise Control (buffer and slope

and size)

 

 

Least Cost to Construct Fields

 

 

Least Cost to Maintain Fields

 

 

Road Access for Construction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prepared July 2003

Friends of Pine Lake Marianne Wilkins