Property owners are removing trees along the intersection of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Latoria Road in Colwood to make way for the construction of new roads on the Olympic View development. There will be 34 new lots for single family home and three sites for multi-family townhomes. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Tree removal may impact traffic in Colwood Tuesday and Wednesday

Crews near intersection of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Latoria Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Trees have been coming down since Tuesday, March 3 to make way for a new development in Colwood.

Property owners hired crews and an arborist to work at the intersection of Latoria Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway in preparation for the Olympic View development, which will become a single-lane roundabout down the road. Traffic came to brief stops as crews topped trees and began clearing the area for development.

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Currently, the owners of the Olympic View property are preparing for the construction of new roads as a next step in creating 34 lots for single family homes and three sites for multi-family townhomes. Designs for a single-lane roundabout at Veterans Memorial Parkway and Latoria Road are being finalized now.

Though trees may be coming down, there is a tree management plan in place that will keep hundreds of trees and protect environmentally sensitive areas. The Olympic View development will be designed to fit homes into the natural landscape.

aaron.guillen@goldstreamgazette.com


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Property owners will be removing trees along the intersection of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Latoria Road in Colwood on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)

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