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Neighbors speak out against condo proposal at Richland planning commission meeting

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RICHLAND, Wash. -- It was standing room only Wednesday night for a public hearing on a proposal to build dozens of condos in a Richland neighborhood.

 T.M.T. Homes is proposing to build up to 60-condos on Little Badger Mountain in south Richland.

Earlier this week Richland city staff said they are recommending a "no" on the project.

Neighbors are sending out a loud message that they don't want condos, just what was originally planned for the neighborhood.

 "We are not anti-development, we just want the developer to build what was planned and what we believe, what was going to be built when we purchased our homes and made plans to raise families and retire there.  It's a beautiful neighborhood and those are the conditions we made our purchase under," said Dale Atkinson, who lives near where the condos would be built.

After listening to both the developer and then, several people who are against the project, the Richland Planning Commission decided not to make a decision on what to recommend to the city council.  Instead, city attorneys will now further review the proposal and the revisions T.M.T. Homes unveiled at Wednesday night's meeting.