October 3, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 24

Multi-family rezone request hits Medical Lake planning

In its first meeting since March, the Medical Lake Planning Commission heard a proposal to rezone nine acres within the city from Multifamily Residential to Single Family Residential.

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Planner Glenn Scholten said if kept at the multifamily zoning, the project would have 109 units as opposed to 54 single-family units.

“We do have enough water,” he said. “Water is always an issue.”

The developer argues changing the zoning to support single-family homes will cut down on water usage. Currently, the city budgets 1,000 gallons of potable water per day for each residential unit.

“If w...

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