August 20, 2009
Plans to build a hotel off Interstate 90 near Exit 31 have upset the residents of a neighboring subdivision who have opposed similar construction in the past.
The North Bend Planning Commission was going to take up the hotel issue at an Aug. 27 meeting, but that meeting was canceled. The planning commission is now expected to take up the issue on Sept. 24 and to hold a public hearing.
Residents of the Forester Woods neighborhood in North Bend are starting to feel like fighting off a hotel development near their homes is a perennial issue. Local business owner George Wyrsch is seeking an amendment to zoning regulations that currently prevent a hotel from being built south of I-90.