FERNDALE, Wash. — Property formerly home to Riverside Golf Course is the site of a proposed development according to a site plan recently submitted by the property owner Can-American Exports LTD Box 1406 to the City of Ferndale for review.
The mixed-use development would be located along the southern edge of the property behind the Ferndale Taco Time and Ferndale Dairy Queen restaurants and other Main Street businesses to the west. It would occupy less than 10% of the 70-acre property.
According to documents submitted to the city, the development would consist of 2 commercial buildings and 7 multifamily residential 3- and 4-story buildings. “Unit count for the residential component will range from 100 to 150 units depending on unit size, bedroom count, and parking,” according to the project narrative.
Riverside Place, as the development is identified in the documents, would be accessed via a new public road that would be connected to Riverside Drive at the current Taco Time driveway. The initial design also provides for the potential to connect the new public road with a private road in the Samuel’s retail center parking lot known as Dick Stone Lane.
The project would require filling in the development area to raise it above flood level since it is in a FEMA flood zone. The amount of fill used will need to be offset by lowering ground level elsewhere, which is proposed to occur to the north in the remaining property.