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Homeowners negotiate with City of Richland over approved subdivision

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RICHLAND, Wash. -- A group of homeowners in Richland say they're tired of fighting City Hall. The Sagewood-Meadows Homeowners originally filed an appeal against the city's approval of a new subdivision.

They protested the project north of the intersection of Keene Road and West Gage Boulevard, saying it would increase traffic through a nearby school zone. Now they say they're willing to drop the appeal if the city compromises on one point.

Gregory Jones, with the Homeowner's Association says, "we believe that it would be safer for the construction traffic to come through the park entrance during the day and put barriers up. to protect our people and kids during the construction phase."

Rick Simon, with Development Services Manager says, "what the parks department and transportation engineer's thinking was, that that's not the safest route for construction traffic to access the development site."

Simon says that while the homeowners haven't yet provided a viable alternative the City of Richland is willing to hear other options.