...The county planning commission may make a recommendation on the new regulations at their meeting in late July, and has been gathering public comment on the idea. The proposal would permit buildings three times the size of the largest building thatís now in Clinton, and nearly double the size of the largest existing building in Freeland.
Development rules currently prohibit buildings in Clinton from exceeding 14,000 square feet. Freeland buildings canít be built larger than 27,000 square feet. According to a review of comments that have been submitted on the new rules, few people support the change for bigger buildings in Clinton or Freeland, however.
people are worried bigger buildings
in Clinton and Freeland will hurt the rural character of the area. And
others have said they need more time to offer input on the
Residentsí concerns have county officials rethinking the idea....Rick
Almberg of Oak Harbor RDA and
Associates, a development company, and Jeff Lien, owner of Payless
have pressed for the change in size limits for new buildings.