Grand vision for a public place | Letter to the editor

To the editor:

My childhood home, going into foreclosure, is a road end (Green Spot Place, formerly Yew Street).

We never took offense when people sought beach access through our driveway. Indeed, the great spirit of Manitou Beach champions no such cause of the shoreline being private property, something akin to mange on a potato.

I’ve floated the idea of this lot becoming a public access point. It is in serious disrepair, a liability to the bank and dirt cheap. Removing the bulkhead allows off-shore drift to replenish the head of Murden Cove, sifting out the muck, a boon to recent developments.

This idea stands on solid ground. My grand vision: a public dock, a boat launch for light water craft, and retaining walls decked with fresh murals. Poetic justice entails naming this the “Joan Lindall” park, honoring the founder of Helpline House.

In exchange for a bridge to nowhere, the city could do us one better with a park to somewhere!

PETE LINDALL

Bainbridge Island

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