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Centralia Planning and Zoning declines to recommend development proposal

Posted on Friday, May 29, 2020 at 6:45 am

More than 30 people pushed the limits of social distancing Thursday night in the Centralia City Hall Community room.

Linda Johnessee submits a petition holding signatures of those opposed to the development to the Centralia Planning and Zoning Commission.

The occasion was the May 21 meeting of the Centralia Planning and Zoning Commission.

The topic was Centralia real-estate developer Darren Adams’ proposed North Point subdivision development on Centralia’s north side on 830 N. Hickman St., to help bring affordable housing to Centralia. The development would contain around 148 residences.

The answer was “not yet.”

The meeting began with Rick Douglas presenting a slide show illustrating why he thought the North Pointe subdivision was not a good idea.

One concern was access of emergency vehicles to the development. “Hickman does not extend far enough north to mee the remoteness code,” he said. Douglas alleged though the drawings of the development showed multiple access, they would remain dead ends. “Folks I don’t think anybody’s going to be giving up land for access…”

For the complete article, see next week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.