Saturday, August 06, 2005
Panel backs strategies that fight urban sprawl | TheNewsTribune.com: "Some Pierce County farmers might find it easier to farm but harder to sell their land to developers. Cities will find it harder to loosen their belts and spill new development outward. And a swath of land in central Pierce County will remain rural on paper, if not always in reality. Those are the results of a 53-page decision Thursday by the Central Puget Sound Growth Management Hearings Board. The board, one of several panels appointed by the governor to resolve land-use disputes, considered challenges filed by an eclectic group of opponents against policies adopted by Pierce County last year to curb sprawl and preserve farmland."