- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 26, 2014

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - Buildings in the Eastern Oregon city of Hermiston can now stand taller.

The City Council this week amended its codes to allow commercially zoned buildings to be 50-feet tall instead of 35.

The East Oregonian newspaper reports (https://is.gd/43OPjV ) the planning commission sought the change after granting five variances to the height requirement since 2007.

The original reason for the 35-foot limit was because Hermiston Fire Department equipment could not reach higher. The department now has taller ladder trucks.

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Information from: East Oregonian, https://www.eastoregonian.info

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