Can the Olympia Oyster House rebuild?

July 23rd, 2013 by Ken

The fire at the Olympia Oyster House is a real tragedy to the residents of this community.

The owner says he will rebuild, but will environmental rules get in the way?   According to the City of Olympia, they won’t.  But can you really believe the city?

Shoreline rules currently in effect make it difficult to build on the shoreline.  New shoreline rules – – currently being considered by the Olympia City Council – – will make it impossible to rebuild.

We don’t often think of shoreline rules when we sit in a waterfront restaurant and look at the beautiful views down Budd Inlet to Puget Sound.   We just seem to think that this is the way it is.

But, with  the fire at the Olympia Oyster House those shoreline rules under consideration by the Olympia City Council will have a major impact on what – if anything, can be built on the shoreline.

All government rules and regulations have repercussions.   The Olympia Oyster House may be the first Olympia business to be a victim of those new rules.

But it won’t be the last.

Welcome to the new world of extreme environmentalism.


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