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Home Depot doesn't enter a pre-annexation development agreement with the city

Home Depot has decided not to enter into a pre-annexation development agreement for a property in the Bethel Corridor North Annexation Area, with the city of Port Orchard, until the annexation seems more likely to go through.

“They just sent us a little one-line email that basically said they wouldn’t be interested in perusing any of these agreements unless we’re much closer, or almost sure, of the annexation succeeding,” said James Weaver, the city’s Development Director, during a phone interview.

The Home Depot is happy, for now, to just get its building permits approved by the county, rather than simultaneously getting them from the city.

“The city and county have different processes for the approval of applications for projects,” according to a pre-annexation development agreement that the city drafted. “The city and county also have different substantive standards for the development of projects like this project.”

So, the city entered discussions with Home Depot about how to meet Port Orchard’s standards, as well as the county’s.

But Home Depot put an end to the talks.

“We did have discussions with both Walmart and Home Depot,” said Weaver, during a city council meeting July 12. “Home Depot elected, this afternoon, to withdraw from those negotiations at this point.

They might be interested if we become within 58 percent of the annexation,” Weaver continued, “but at this time, they were not interested in moving forward with that process.”

 


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