Growth in Pasco showed no sign of slowing as the city council on Monday gave its stamp of approval to projects that will add homes and commercial development in various parts of the city.
The council zipped through several items of business with little discussion, including three residential applications that could collectively bring about 250 homes to the city near Road 90, Road 68 and near Burden Boulevard and Road 44.
The city's planning commission had recommended approval of each of the applications, and no appeals were filed challenging those recommendations, said Rick White, the city's planning and economic development director.
Subdivison plats have been filed for only two of the developments, but the council approved a rezone to medium-density residential for about five acres in the 5900 block of Road 90 that included an agreement for no more than 30 homes on the land.
White said applicant David Richards of Clarkston likely will build single-family homes on the Road 90 property.
The council also approved the preliminary plat for Navigator Villas, a planned 11-acre multifamily development that would include a total of 176 units on 46 lots at Road 68 and Powerline Road.
A second subdivision approved Monday would bring 34 single-family home lots on about 12 acres on Santa Fe Lane near Burden Boulevard and Road 44.
A special permit approved for about four acres in the 3900 block of A Street near the Tierra Vida subdivison would allow Culbert Construction to use a former truck yard as a contractor facility for storage of construction supplies and heavy equipment.
White said an ordinance passed by the council in 2011 allows contractor facilities within 300 feet of a residential development with a special permit.
In this instance, the construction company will be required to build a block wall and install landscaping to help shield Tierra Vida from the industrial activity on the A Street land, White said.
All of the applications were approved 6-0. Councilman Tom Larsen was absent.
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