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Land Approved For New Middle School in Pasco

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PASCO, Wash.-- The Pasco School District finds ground for a new middle school.

It's an area of close to 40 acres of land, at the end of Road 52 in Pasco. It's right where Road 52 meets Powerline road.

City staff say the School District has been looking for the site of a new middle school for close to two years.

But before any construction they had to fill out a request for a permit from the city. That permit was approved by the City Council on Monday.

City staff say the School District is still expected to do a number of improvements to the current site.

"Which would include road construction, the installation of sewer lines, fire hydrants for fire protection, and those sorts of things," said David McDonald, Pasco City Planner.

The City Planner says the land was sold to the district by a private owner.

There's already some construction there, and that's because the former owner is still responsible for building a portion of Road 52, from Sandifur to Powerline Road.

The city planner says the School District hopes to start building in 2010.