- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The Oregon Court of Appeals has issued a decision affirming that the city wrongly approved Salem Hospital’s plan to cut down nine trees in order to make room for 264 parking spaces.

The Statesman Journal reports (http://stjr.nl/1MwrIeo ) the city had approved Salem Hospital’s parking plan on the former Oregon School for the Blind property assuming that the proposal was for the entire hospital campus.

But the South Central Association of Neighbors has argued the hospital’s application was only intended for the outpatient rehabilitation center, which is currently being built on the property.

The decision was appealed to the state Land Use Board of Appeals, which agreed with the association. The court upheld the board’s ruling, and the city now has 90 days to issue a final decision.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com

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