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Permit To Build Bowling Alley Requested

A hearing is scheduled today to consider Glen Cloninger’s request for a special permit to build a bowling alley in a residential-office zone.

Representing Cedar Builders, Cloninger proposed the sport facility at Cedar Creek Village near Nevada Street and Magnesium Road.

There are apartments east of the proposed project and a community building on the south. The development also includes a gas station and convenience store.

Hearing Examiner Greg Smith is scheduled to hear the request at 9 a.m. in the fifth floor conference room at Spokane City Hall.

Smith is also considering a request by Harlan and Maxine Douglass to subdivide 3.73 acres into 26 lots at Grayhawk Landing.

The project is near Lincoln Road and Crestline Street on the north side of proposed Calkins Drive. The area is zoned for duplexes, but Douglass plans to build single family homes.

Cliff Cameron, representing Douglass, said they have no plans to build duplexes.

There were some concerns about the need for parks in the area.

However, Cameron said the site is near Friendship Park, Shiloh Hills school and the proposed sports complex. He said Grayhawk will include a system of neighborhood parks when it is finished.

The only other comments at the hearing came from Lucy Reiner, concerned about increased traffic from additional development. But she was also optimistic.

“It’s nice to see some residential in an area that is so inundated with apartments,” she said.

In other planning news, Harlan Douglass is asking city council members to amend the comprehensive plan map to allow homes on 46 acres now zoned for heavy industry.

The land is near Lincoln and Crestline roads in the Nevada-Lidgerwood neighborhood. It was annexed into the city in 1994.

The planning commission denied the proposal at a February meeting, noting that conditions in the area haven’t changed enough since 1994 to require an amendment to the plan. They also decided the proposed change might have an adverse public impact.

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