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Ordinance 96-137-CCGRANT COUNTY OFFICE OF BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS POST OFFICE BOX 37 EPHRATA. WASHINGTON sse23 (509) 754-2017 � BOARD OF COUNTY COMNIISSIONERS GRANT COUNTY, WASHINGTON IN TFIE MATTER OF CHANGING I ORDINANCE NO. 9 6-13 7—CC TI� ZONING FROM SUBURBAN AGRICULTURE � TO SUBURBAN-2 (2.5 MINA�IUM LOT SIZE) � IN THE WEST AALF OF THE I ORDINANCE APPROVIl�TG AN WEST HALF OF SEC. 8, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTFI, I AMENDMENT OF TI� ZONII�TG MAP RANGE 29 EAST, W.M., GRANT COUNTY, WA � OF GRANT COUNTY � � Verlyn Cole and Charles 7ackson WI�REAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Grant County have been advised by the Grant County Planning Commission that a public hearing was conducterl on August 7, 1996 on the matter of changing the wning from AGRICULTURE to SUBURBAN-2 with a 2.5 acre m;n;mum lot size restriction in the West Half of the West Half of Secrion 08, Township 20 Narth, Range 29 East, W.M., Grant County, Washington. WHEREAS, the Grant County Planning Commission made a recommendation to deny the ..one change. WHEREAS, the Grant County Board of County Commissioners held a public hearing on September 10, 1996 on this rezone reqnest. WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners found suflicient evidence to not uphold the recommendaxions of the Grant County Planning Commission. WHEREAS, upon consideration of the applicants written and oral arguments, and upon reconsideration of the testimony and administrarive record in the applica.tion of the zone change, the Grant County Board of County Comnaissioners have made the following findings of fact: FINDINGS OF FACT: 1. The proponent has presented a 401ot subdivision concept l�nown as Cole Acres witla lots ranging in size from 2.5 to 6.46 aeres in size and the following fintlings of fact were predicated on the developer adhering to this concept that was presented as part of the record at the public hearings held on August 7, 1996 and September 10, 1996. 2. The proposed zone change from Suburban-Agriculture to Suburban Two with the condition that the lots be no smaller than two and a half (2.5� acres in size is compatible with development in the area directly to the south of this proposal. 3. The proposed wne change from Suburban Agriculiure to Suburban-2 with the condition that the lot sizes be no smaller than two and a half (2.� acres in size bears a substantial relationslup to the public welfare, in that the proposed rezone is compatible with other developments in the area. 4. Tiie proposed zone change from Suburban-Agriculture to Suburban-2 with the condition that the lot sizes be no smaller than two and a half (2.� acres in size is not an illegal "spot wne," inasmuch as there is exists similarly and less restrictive (1 acre minimum lot sizes) zoned properties in the immediate vicinity of the applicants property. 5. The proposed wne change from Suburban-Agriculture to Suburban-2 with the condition that the lot sizes be no smaller than two and a half (2.� acres in size will not unduly conflict with agricultural practices. 6. The proposed wne change from Suburban Agriculture to Suburban-2 with the condition that the lot sizes be no smaller than two and a half (2.� acres in size does not 1ie within the Proposed Interim Urban Growth Area for the City of Moses Lake, however, the proposed wne change does lie within a proposed Rura1 Ac�ivity Center. 7. The applicant has presented sufficient evidence as to the following: (a) there is a shortage of residential lots suitable and available fos manufactured. homes in the general vicinity of the subject property. Testimony was provided by two Realtors from the Moses Lake area. 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