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Board remands rezoning of Port Westward site

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CLATSKANIE, Ore. — The state Land Use Board of Appeals has remanded a decision to rezone 837 acres of farmland for industrial development and expansion at Port Westward Industrial Park along the Columbia River.

The state board sent the decision back to Columbia County commissioners last week, finding the Port of Columbia County did not demonstrate how the proposal would be compatible with neighboring farms, the Capital Press reported Thursday.

The county had approved the rezoning, but environmental advocates Columbia Riverkeeper and 1000 Friends of Oregon appealed it to the state board.

Port executive director Douglas Hayes said the port is working with attorneys to consider options to move forward.

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