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Council Debates Fortgrounds Zoning

The Coeur d'Alene City Council debated late into Tuesday evening on whether to protect the historic nature of a neighborhood, or the property rights of homeowners in that neighborhood. Single-family housing in the Fort Grounds neighborhood was the main topic of discussion again at the council meeting, and they were still trying to decide at press time. The Fort Grounds Homeowners Association appealed the Coeur d'Alene Planning and Zoning Commission's earlier decision to deny a special use overlay zone that would restrict all building in a portion of the historic neighborhood to single family homes. Ken Murphy, speaking on behalf of the association, gave the council a 12-minute presentation of the issue, and made a strong case for restricting the neighborhood to single-family homes/Jeff Selle, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Which way would you go on this if you sat on the Coeur d'Alene City Council?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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