After nearly a year of waiting, there is finally a decision in Prosser on a proposed low-income housing project for farm workers. It’s part of a state-mandated growth plan for the city. But many residents don’t want any part of it.
City council met at the Princess Theatre Tuesday night to make a decision on the project. In a 4-3 vote, members approved the first step in the process. Catholic Charities wants to build a 120 unit complex off of North River Road. It’s a 10-year project that could eventually house hundreds of seasonal farm workers and their families.
But it’s that same reason many Prosser residents are against the idea. Kathleen Ripplinger worries about increased crime in the neighborhood and decreased property values.
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