SEQUIM: GROUP SUES CITY OVER REZONING FOR SHOPPING CENTER BY JIM MANDERS

SEQUIM — A citizens group opposed to construction of regional shopping malls and companies owning two smaller centers have sued the city and developer Mark Burrowes over the recent rezoning of property.

That rezoning of 21 acres gives Burrowes of Bell Homestead LLC 72 acres in a land use classification that allows for construction of a regional shopping center — the property is south of downtown core off Sequim Avenue.

The lawsuit, filed Monday in Clallam County Superior Court in Port Angeles, claims the City Council erred in approving the rezoning because it isn’t in compliance with the city’s comprehensive plan.

The council’s approval followed a lengthy public hearing at which most of the speakers opposed regional shopping centers.

The Bell Homestead project, which hasn’t officially been presented to city officials, would need council approval before construction could begin.

Sequim First, the group of area residents opposed to shopping center development, have been meeting for the past several weeks hoping to build support for its stance.

————

The rest of the story appears in the Tuesday Peninsula Daily News. Click on SUBSCRIBE to get the PDN delivered to your home or office.

More in News

Sailboats engage in racing during the weekly Friday evening event on Port Townsend Bay. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Sailboat racing

Sailboats engage in racing during the weekly Friday evening event on Port… Continue reading

Vaccine appointments available for youngest age group

Rise in cases attributed to graduation parties

Clallam County to review noise ordinance

Current law reflects one of four parameters

Discovery Bay closed to shellfish harvesting due to biotoxins

Sequim Bay also shut down to all species

Housing village has two options

Pathways include public facility or purpose

Joe Kennedy, a former assistant football coach at Bremerton High School, poses for a photo March 9, 2022, at the school’s football field. The Supreme Court has sided with a football coach who sought to kneel and pray on the field after games. The court ruled 6-3 along ideological lines, saying the coach’s prayer was protected by the First Amendment. (Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press)
Supreme Court sides with Bremerton coach who sought to pray after game

The U.S. Supreme Court sided Monday with a Bremerton High… Continue reading

Voters invited to submit questions for Secretary of State forum

The League of Women Voters of Washington Education Fund is… Continue reading

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County to hold volunteer orientation sessions

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County will conduct both an… Continue reading

Community Build to host “Under the Tent: Housing Conversations with Our Community”

Community Build will host “Under the Tent: Housing Conversations… Continue reading

Most Read