I was surprised to hear that the project is proposing a full 62-lot project, because it appeared that providing septic systems for that many houses would be problematic. But perhaps they have a solution that the Hearing Examiner (HE) will be able to live with.
Most people here, I think, are primarily concerned about the preservation of the tree canopy. There is talk of a conservation easement on the APA side of the property that would preserve the maples, but perhaps not the smaller trees and brush behind them. Although there is also talk of the developers being willing to plant new conifers in the space where the smaller trees will be removed.
Nevertheless, there is a big area at the northeast corner of the property, alongside APA, where the developer's maps show drainfields for septic. It appears from the map that all that area will be cleared to within 20 feet of the road. That would destroy most or all of the canopy along almost half of the development's frontage on APA.
We've marked the developer's map to show the drainfields in blue, backyard areas subject to clearing by the new property owners in green, and in red, a 125- foot conservation easement that could prevent tree and habitat destruction within its boundaries.