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Spokane Valley extends comment on new comp plan

The Spokane Valley Planing Commission has extended the public comment period on the Spokane Valley draft comprehensive plan until its meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The first hearing was on Sept. 29 and commissioner Heather Graham, who chaired the meeting, asked to extend the public comment period because several people at the meeting said they had not received proper notice about zoning changes in their neighborhoods.

At last week’s meeting, several people spoke in opposition to proposed multi-family zoning of vacant land owned by Viking Homes, located on the southeast corner of Barker Road and Sprague Avenue. The land is currently zoned for single-family homes. Neighbors say a proposed changed was voted down by the previous city council and they were surprised to find it changed in the draft comprehensive plan.

At the meeting, Mirabeau Chapel Church asked for its nearly eight acres located at 3001 N. Pines Rd. to be zoned mixed-use commercial, instead of the current zoning of single-family residential.

If comments are submitted after the hearing closes on Thursday, they will be held and submitted to the City Council at its first public hearing on Nov. 8.

The Planning Commission meets on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Spokane Valley City Hall, 11707 E. Sprague Ave. Go to www.spokanevalley.org and click on “your government” and look for links to the draft comprehensive plan and to the planning commission.

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