- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 16, 2015

BEND, Ore. (AP) - A proposed housing development on a former mining site in Deschutes County has been denied approval.

The Bend Bulletin reports (https://is.gd/6C0Fx0 ) county hearings officer, Karen Green, in a written decision Friday said the site failed to meet requirements for the property’s land use zones.

Lower Bridge LLC had applied with the county this year to create 19 residential lots on 157 acres at the site west of Terrebonne. Part of the property is located within a floodplain along the Deschutes River, which Green said is zoned exclusively for farm use.

A portion of the site was used decades ago to extract a type of rock containing silica. Hazardous and radiological waste was cleaned up from the site in the 1980s.

Lower Bridge has until Sept. 23 to appeal the decision.


Information from: The Bulletin, https://www.bendbulletin.com

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