The developer of the proposed resort on Bayocean Spit did not appeal the Tillamook County Planning Commission denial of his Conditional Use Permit application. He had until yesterday (Jan 21st) to appeal to the County Commissioners and no appeal was filed. While this proposal is now dead, it does not mean the spit is protected — the developer can still propose other schemes to try to meet zoning requirements. It does, however, give us an opportunity to find a more comprehensive and permanent protection for this wonderful resource.
Posted by John Harland