Economic development is reviewed

Cheney's Planning Commission received an overview of economic development activities and conditions - past, present and future - at their final meeting of the summer, July 11.

In a presentation to the commission, city planner Brett Lucas explained that Cheney has rebounded significantly in the number of building permits issued over the past two years. After a high of around 330 in 2009, permits steadily declined, finally bottoming out in 2012-2013 at just fewer than 200 each year.

Permits skyrocketed in 2014 to over 400, and reached 450 in 2015. So far in 2016, permits are just over 200. Two-t...


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