- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

BEND, Ore. (AP) - A proposed housing development on a former mining site in Deschutes County could again be up for approval this year.

The Bulletin reports (https://is.gd/CfJThD ) that Lower Bridge LLC applied to create residential lots on 157 acres at the site west of Terrebonne, but they withdrew the application in May. Deschutes County Senior Planner Will Groves says he expects Lower Bridge to submit a new proposal in 2017 for the same project.

Grove says Lower Bridge officials intend to craft a new application that will avoid some of the issues the initial proposal faced.

Before withdrawing the application, county commissioners said parts of the site are zoned incorrectly.

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.


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

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