February 27, 1997

Apartments Proposed Near Palouse, 57th

By The Spokesman-Review
 

A developer, who in 1992 lost a request to put businesses along the Palouse Highway just north of 57th Avenue, is now seeking approval for three apartment buildings on the site.

The Spokane County hearing examiner last week heard testimony on a plat change sought by developer Lanzce Douglass.

In 1991, the former hearing examiner committee approved a rezone allowing for 10 acres of multifamily housing and five acres of business as part of a 29-acre development.

A few months later, the county commissioners approved the housing development but rejected the business zoning.

Now, the developer is seeking to reconfigure the plat to allow three apartment buildings of 2.5 stories each with a total of 72 units. The previously approved plan called for five apartment buildings of 1.5 stories each.

The new proposal would limit building heights to 35 feet.

Nearby property owners, who are also developing property, said they support the change because it is consistent with other plans for the growing area.

County planners are requiring the developer to ensure that the new housing units won’t contribute to stormwater runoff problems.

In another case that goes to a hearing Wednesday, Paras Construction of Spokane is seeking approval from the hearing examiner of a 12-home plat on 3.5 acres in the Brookfield First Addition. It is south of 53rd Avenue and east of 54th Lane.

The hearing is at 10:30 a.m. in the county commissioners’ hearing room.

, DataTimes

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