This issue has been presented in more depth on our associated blog.
The levels of significance that were either expressed or implied in the comments and Ft. Lewis's reason for deeming them not significant are:
- Traffic: The Lifestyle Center in and of itself will not produce significant traffic impacts. Ft. Lewis does recognize that projected installation population growth may produce significant impacts and has initiated an environmental impact statement to address this and other issues connected with this growth.
- Retail and tax revenues: Ft. Lewis installation population growth should offset any retail and tax losses encountered as a result of the Lifestyle Center increased retail business.
- Negative cumulative impacts as a result of the downturn in the economy are outside the scope of the analysis and were not considered.
If you have any further questions, please contact Mr. Bill Van Hoesen, 253-966-1780.