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Zoning runs afoul of local builder


Wayne Fowler asked Grand Coulee’s council to help him with a zoning problem.

Fowler annexed his Delano property into the city four years ago and while appearing before the council then, told members that he intended to build an apartment complex on a portion of the land.

The land currently houses his DWK Fowler construction office and storage.

Fowler annexed and then found that the city had zoned the property for single family residences. This in spite of the fact that the area the city zoned as residential also houses the KEYG radio station and Fowler’s business.

Fowler asked if the city could do something to untangle the problem since he had explained what he wanted to do at the time his property was annexed.

Councilmember Tammara Byers, who was mayor at the time, stated, “I dropped the ball.”

Mayor Chris Christopherson has asked his council committee to look into the matter and report back.

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