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Traffic For 900-Unit Project Will Be Topic

A developer who wants to build more than 900 multifamily units on 80 acres in northeast Spokane is holding a neighborhood meeting to discuss traffic issues.

The meeting is set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Shilo Hills Elementary, 505 E. Stonewall.

Cedar Builders, a firm owned by Rich Naccarato, is planning to petition the city of Spokane to subdivide the land along the east side of Nevada between Cozza Drive and Lincoln Road and the south side of Lincoln Road between Nevada and Crestline.

Naccarato is proposing 130 duplexes and 782 apartment units.

The City Council rezoned the land for multifamily when it annexed the property. But the plat still must go to public hearing and be approved by the city hearing examiner.

No date for that hearing has been set.

The entire project may take 10 years to build, with 104 to 208 units constructed each year, said architect Glen Cloninger.

The developer has been asked by the city to study the project’s impact on 12 North Side intersections.

The neighborhood meeting might result in further analysis.

Another project in the annexation area is also working its way through the approval process.

Developer Craig Condron wants to build between 300 and 400 single-family homes on 102 acres adjacent to the proposed Cedar Builders project. A school site is included in Condron’s plan.

, DataTimes