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Post Falls postpones comp plan hearing

by ELLI GOLDMAN HILBERT
Staff Writer | October 4, 2021 1:00 AM

POST FALLS — The City Council meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. is still on, though the public hearing originally scheduled for an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan has been canceled. It's been tentatively rescheduled for Nov. 2, Election Day.

The amendment concerns adding medium-density residential zoning to the low-density land use designation. The change allows for options like tiny homes, cottages, townhomes and duplexes to be considered, providing a broader range of housing prices and options.

Tuesday's meeting will allow public discussion on the following action items: a budget amendment, an easement at the Ollie Park project, an amendment to code for the Post Falls Landing project, and a change in commission terms for the Urban Renewal Agency.

The Wastewater Department is seeking an additional $3.6 million for the Highway 41 gravity sewer trunkline project, the 12th Avenue lift station project, the Horsehaven improvement project and for a land purchase.

Some of the funds would be reimbursed by the Post Falls Urban Renewal Agency. The city's property tax levy would not be affected.

An amendment to the Post Falls Landing project code will be considered. The change concerns vehicular access to block “D.” The 34-acre project runs along the Spokane River and backs up to Spokane Street.

The Urban Renewal Commission is requesting to make all commission terms four years, rather than five. The goal is to create continuity in commission term lengths. This change will have no financial impact or change anything for current commission members.

The council meeting begins at 6 p.m. and is held at 408 N. Spokane St. Meetings are also televised on the City of Post Falls YouTube page.

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