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County Delays Decision On Apartment Plan

Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday postponed for two weeks a decision on a zone change to allow an apartment complex on Regal Street south of 57th Avenue.

They had planned to rule on the zone change Tuesday but put off a vote until July 8 on a motion from Commissioner Kate McCaslin.

McCaslin did not give a reason for the postponement.

Applicant Tom Clemson, through Regal Properties, wants to build 48 apartments in six buildings as well as six duplex units on 3.7 acres just north of Mullan Road School.

The zone change was approved by the county’s hearing examiner in June but appealed to the commission by homeowner Bonnie Dashiell, who lives next to the site.

Dashiell’s attorney, Mike Connelly, argued before the commissioners last week that the zone change would be incompatible with the surrounding single-family neighborhood.

Proponents said the apartments would be built for higher-income renters and, as garden-style apartments, would incorporate landscaping.

, DataTimes