Summary of CommentsPlanning Commission Public HearingProposed Downtown Zoning & Design RegulationsJune 3, 2010
Joan Austin-Covington resident on Wax Road : Has some anxiety over 24/7 emergencycenter in the Proposed Town Center because of traffic. Supports the changes in zoningand increases in uses and intensity along Wax Road.
Lisa Pike-Covington resident: Supports full service medical uses of 24/7 emergencycenter and hospital in the new Town Center because of the4 additional good jobs itwill bring to downtown Covington.
Beth Williams-not a Covington resident and Administrator for Valley Medical:Supports 24/7 emergency center and other diagnostic services in the Town Center zone. It will bring other ancillary business and retrial to the Town Center.
Phil Lund-not a Covington resident and works for Valley Medical in Tacoma: Dinfavor of all health services in the Covington Town Center. It will enhance thedowntown and not be a detriment.
Theresa Boyle-Not a Covington resident, lives in Puyallup, and works for Multi-Care :Against 24/7 emergency center, hospital and medical campuses in the Covington TownCenter because of the traffic. Across the country these facilities are not a part of towncenters. Keep the Town Center pedestrian friendly and family friendly.
Mike Glenn-Not a Covington resident and Sr. Vice President for Valley Medical :Supports 24/7 emergency center, hospitals and medical office in Covington TownCenter zone. They fit with the Town Center vision and are supported by theCovington Comp Plan policies in the Downtown Element DTP 1.1, 1.3, 1.5, & 2.5.They will stimulate construction, bring family wage jobs, and provide family orientedservices. Emergency centers only generate 30-35 patients a day with only 5ambulance trips a day.
Marty Bellows-not a Covington resident but a doctor who works as a medical professional in Covington: Supports 24/7 emergency centers, hospitals and other diagnostic care in the Town Center. It’s a win-win for residents as it cuts down ontheir drive time to such services in Renton which can be 20-30 minutes.
Bill Barrett-not a Covington resident but a surgeon and Director of Joint Clinic for Valley Medical: Supports 24/7 emergency centers, hospitals and all other out-patientservices in the Covington Town Center zone.
Lisa Glasser-not a Covington resident but a business owner in Covington and notaffiliated with either health provider: Lives 3 miles away and supports all healthservices including emergency centers in the Town Center. They can be an anchor inthe Town center for business and shopping and will bring 100 new jobs.