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Tuesday, February 25, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Public input sought on land-use changes

The Spokane Planning Department is seeking public input on proposed land-use changes to allow residential properties in three neighborhoods to be used for office or commercial buildings.

A public open house is set for Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Chase Gallery on the lower level of City Hall.

A public comment period that started in March will continue until May 7.

The Spokane Plan Commission has yet to consider the proposals, which eventually would need City Council approval. State law allows property owners to seek changes annually to the city’s comprehensive land-use plan, but fees and land-use rules apply.

Owners of three contiguous lots on the southwest corner of Market Street and Cleveland Avenue are seeking to resolve a problem of mixed zoning at the site of a 1949 commercial building at 2829 N. Market St.

Two of the lots that make up the parcel are commercial and third lot to the rear is designated for residential use. The owners are asking that the third lot be designated for commercial use with a 70-foot height limit to be consistent.

In addition, the owners point out that part of the frontage lot was taken for widening of Market at one point. The Spurway Living Trust is the owner.

In the second proposal, the owners of two lots at 4610 and 4618 N. Maple St. are asking to change the residential zoning there to office use with a 35-foot height limit at the southeast intersection of Maple and Wellesley Avenue. The owner is GRR Family LLC.

In a third proposal, the owners of two residential lots that are back-to-back between 10th and 11th avenues three lots east of Perry Street in the Perry Business District are seeking a change from residential to commercial use.

The properties are at 1414 E. Tenth Ave. and 1415 E. 11th Ave.

A specific project has not been proposed. However, the application indicates that properties are within the centers and corridors designation for the neighborhood.

The owners are CCRC LLC, a business of Cody and David Coombs. The business also owns property occupied by Perry Street Brewing Co. at 11th and Perry.

A fourth proposal is being sought by Spokane City Councilman Jon Snyder to increase protections for residents of manufactured home parks who might be forced to move if the property is sold.

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