May 18, 1995 in Washington Voices

Hearing Examiners Consider 179-Home Project

By The Spokesman-Review

Land use

Spokane County hearing examiners will consider today whether to allow 179 houses where 58 normally would be allowed.

Mike Kinney wants to turn 58 undeveloped acres north of Wellesley Avenue into a 179-home subdivision. The land, between Argonne and Lehman roads, is zoned for one house per acre.

Crowded schools and busy streets likely will be issues in the hearing. The town of Millwood last year asked county commissioners to prohibit development north of the Spokane River until traffic problems on Argonne are solved. County commissioners denied the request.

The hearing originally was scheduled for March 23, but was delayed while Kinney reviewed his plans.

Kinney’s proposal is the first of four items on the agenda for the committee, which considers land-use issues in unincorporated areas. In other action, the committee will consider:

Developers’ plans to put 20 residential lots on 11 acres east of Carnahan Road and south of 12th Avenue. The proposal is called Kahuna Hills Fourth Addition.

Changing the zoning on less than an acre along Sprague Avenue, just east of Sullivan. Al Akers wants to put an automotive repair shop on the land.

Changing the zoning on 10 acres just west of Carnahan Road so it eventually could be subdivided, rather than used for mining gravel. The land is just north of 12th Avenue.

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