The Growth Management Hearings Board announced today that it will stay
The stay, which means that the GMHB stands behind it's initial ruling against the development plan, will remain in effect until the Orton Junction appeal process is complete.
, citing that plans for a "complete, compact community" within the development will make it sustainable. The city will also argue in the appeal that the location of Orton Junction makes it eligible for de-designation as an agricultural land resource, as it is adjacent to two freeway interchanges with auto dealerships and WINCO as neighbors.
The appeal process could take 6 months to a year to finalize; it’s unclear at this point whether the stay will restore
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