Mormon church gets green light to build girls camp

Vashon’s Mormon church has received preliminary approval from King County to move forward with its plans to develop a teen girls camp at its 100-acre property on the southern tip of the Island.

In a letter dated Nov. 21, the county’s Department of Permitting and Environmental Review (previously known as the Department of Development and Environmental Services) issued a conditional use permit to the Vashon church, noting the organization had met a number of concerns raised by neighboring residents as well as issues that came up during a state-mandated environmental review.

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