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Lot Sizes Will Not Shrink in Kennewick

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Home owners have spoken out for months saying they don't want smaller lot sizes in the city of Kennewick.  

It's been a hot topic since it was brought to the city council.  The planning commission asked council to consider different sized individual lots per acre of land.  They thought it might benefit builders to have more flexibilitiy per acre when building.  Some lots on the land would be as small as 6,000 square feet.

Tuesday night the plan was voted down by a vote of four to three.  Council members said there will not be any lots smaller than 7,500 square feet in Kennewick. 

Many people spoke out at the meeting saying the small lots would hurt local neighborhoods and familes with children.

Kennewick Mayor James Beaver said he did not want to make mistakes similar to other cities that in his opinion build too many homes on small lots.