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In a cluster?

The Spokane County Planning Commission has a hearing Thursday morning on clusters.

Not the vegetative kind, although these do affect rural areas. Not the Army ordinance kind, although the issue could be explosive.

The hearing involves rural cluster development, which is a way to shift current county zoning rules for large lots. Right now, property in certain rural zones is limited to one house for every 10 or 20 acres; cluster zoning would allow a developer to concentrate the homes in one part of a large parcel if there are large tracts of "open space" in the rest of the development.

There's more to it than that, of course. You can read about it here.

Hearing starts at 9 a.m. in the Commissioner's Hearing Room, which is in the basement of the Public Works Building, 1026 W. Broadway.

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