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Gookin, Adams No On Corridor Zone

The notes of the Coeur d'Alene City Council meeting last night may explain why new Councilmen Dan Gookin and Steve Adams voted against the proposed zone change to commercial of part of the Education Corridor: “.  “Councilman Adams expressed his belief that his constitutional right to vote on the funding of this project has been violated and therefore will vote against this zone change.  Councilman Gookin voiced his concern of the shoreline regulations and the impact to the alleyways as a result of the eastern parking garage abutting the residents along North Military Drive. ” The motion carried 4-2. (Facebook photo from Steve Adams page)

Question: Can someone explain why Councilman Adams would think he has a constitutional right to vote on the funding for the Education Corridor?

Ed Corridor Zone Change On Agenda

Zoning on a roughly 7-acre parcel of land inside the education corridor could be changed to commercial tonight to match adjacent property and allow North Idaho College to one day expand its campus. The 6.79 acres sit on an approximately 18-acre plot that formerly held a saw mill, near the city's wastewater treatment plant. It's currently zoned for light manufacturing and Commercial-17 Light. A change to C-17 zoning would allow more uses on the land, such as commercial, residential and civic facilities, which light manufacturing prohibits, according to John Mueller, landscape architect representing NIC. “It allows the college and university uses to happen,” he said. “C-17 really encompasses a lot of different uses, including university and higher education.” If the Coeur d'Alene City Council approves the request, it would conform zoning to adjacent parcels/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here. (SR file photo: Getting around near North Idaho College goteasier on Tuesday after completion of an education corridor infrastructure project)

Question: Do you support the zone change for the Education Corridor?

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