Proposed development in Wenatchee’s No. 2 Canyon area would create 52 townhouses on six acres


Another major housing development is being proposed in the Wenatchee Foothills, this time 52 townhouses in the Number 2 Canyon area.

Called Queens Court Villas, the gated development on just over six acres at the end of Queens Court Road would consist of 13 four-story buildings with four townhouses per building.

Each of the townhouses would include an elevator.

The developer is Castle Heights Holdings.

The Wenatchee Department of Community Development is accepting public comments on the proposal until March 1. There are several steps the project still must go through before approval, including an environmental assessment and the approval of the city’s hearings examiner.

In its application, the developer said there have been meetings with business professionals, private business owners, bankers, Realtors and others to hear ideas about the scale, design, price points feasibility and size” of the project.

Those ideas included designing the project to minimize the visual impact to the public, the application said. To do that, facade materials will blend with the natural surrounding.

“A key feature of the building design is to create a community with homes that offer spectacular views of the Wenatchee Valley,” the developer said.

Approval of the 17-home Black Rock Terrace housing development off Skyline Drive is currently being appealed in Chelan County Superior Court by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and nearby homeowners.

The state appeal focuses on the disruption of the development on mule deer habitat. The homeowners also cite the wildfire danger of the area.