Prosser WA paves way for large, low-income development

The City Council here Tuesday made official growth plan changes that will allow a proposed large low-income housing development on a rural parcel just west of town.

Yakima nonprofit Catholic Charities Housing Services has proposed building up to 121 units over the course of 10 years on 11.6 acres on North River Road. To proceed, the agency applied for a land-use change from medium- to high-density housing on the city’s growth plan.

The proposed development was met with controversy. Many Prosser residents worried it will lower property values, attract crime, overburden the community’s schools and blemish the city’s small-town image. Others complained it was too much growth for an area made up mostly of rural homes.

Read remainder of the story at the Yakima Herald

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About Bob Voelker

Head of the Munsch Hardt (Dallas law firm) Hospitality & Mixed Use Development Group, and former developer of affordable housing. I'm i
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