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7-13-Board of adjustment

Catholic Diocese seeks to change housing project

The Sunnyside Board of Adjustment is expected to entertain a request from the Catholic Diocese of Yakima Housing Services at its Wednesday, July 27, meeting.

City of Sunnyside Associate Planner Jamey Ayling told the Board of Adjustment this past Tuesday night that the Diocese will be looking for a conditional use permit to change the make-up of a housing project the Yakima-based agency will be constructing in Sunnyside.

Ayling said the Diocese wants to receive approval to build four-plex housing units instead of duplexes. The Diocese received approval from the Sunnyside City Council earlier this year to build a housing project in the area of Sheller Road and 16th Street, much to the objection of numerous residents.

City manager responds

to concerns

This past Monday night, Sunnyside City Manager Bob Stockwell informed the Sunnyside City Council about some of the research he had done into a complaint of Sunnyside resident Roger Clark.

Clark brought several concerns before Council at an earlier meeting, one of which was an inquiry as to what the law is concerning wheelchairs being operated on sidewalks and streets.

Stockwell said there is nothing in the city codes that would prohibit a person from riding their wheelchair on the street.

Stockwell said he will also be looking into further parking concerns that Clark has.

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