The county is accepting public comment on a proposed subdivision on the shores of Liberty Lake.
Rex Harder is seeking approval to subdivide a 24.5-acre parcel of land into 35 lots for single-family homes. The land is on the east side of Liberty Lake, one-quarter mile south of the intersection of Lakeside and Neyland roads.
MacKenzie Bay Beach Properties would also include 200 to 300 feet of common beach and four to five acres of open land in the middle of the development to help with drainage, Harder said. The property is served by the Liberty Lake Sewer District.
Harder’s goal is to have the individual building lots ready for sale by next summer.
The land is outside Spokane County’s urban growth boundary, where interim regulations ban new lots smaller than 5 acres. Harder won’t be held to those rules, though, because he submitted his plan to subdivide the land before county commissioners set the boundaries.
Harder is seeking preliminary plat approval, the first step for subdividing land. The county Division of Building and Planning will accept written public comments on the proposal until a public hearing is held, in about six weeks.
Citizens can view the county file on the proposed development between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays in the Planning Division of the Public Works Building, 1026 West Broadway.
The hearing examiner will consider public comments when deciding whether to give preliminary plat approval, and what conditions to attach to that approval.
, DataTimes MEMO: This sidebar appeared with the story: Care to comment? Written comments on the proposed MacKenzie Bay Beach Properties development can be sent to Louis Webster, Associate Planner, Spokane County Division of Building and Planning (MS-P), 1026 W. Broadway, Spokane, WA 99260.