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Washington Housing Variance Requested, Public Planning And Zoning Hearing Held Tonight

A zoning variance has been requested by Dave and Jessica Waite to build a home south of Washington. Zoning Administrator Steve Lafaurie  says the home would be built on a subdivision already approved by the city, but zoning requires a “200 foot setback” from agricultural operations, placing the home on a downhill area that “doesn’t make a lot of sense”.  The plot of land is located northwest of the intersection of 265th Street and Wayland road, approximately a half mile south of Washington.  A decision on the variance request will be made during a public hearing of the Washington County Board of Adjustment at 7:00 this evening at the Washington County Courthouse.