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By John McCallum
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Commission hears housing density proposals


Last updated 3/18/2021 at 11:28am

Cheney Planning Department

The map above shows the location of 31 parcels that are both R-3 and 5,000 square feet or less, and thus eligible for a density exemption.

CHENEY – Planning Commission members are considering several changes to city municipal codes that would allow greater residential density for developers.

At their March 8 meeting, commissioners received information on changes that would allow more units in R-3/multifamily zones as well as creation of a new chapter that would regulate cottage-style housing, also referred to as "tiny homes."

The R-3 changes would increase the density by increasing the number of units per acre from 14 to 21 units, and decreasing the number of square feet allowable for one unit from 3,111 square feet to 2,073...

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