According to the notice of application, the applicant is
requesting several amendments to the master plan to
accommodate the assisted living facility. The changes require City
These include increasing height limitations to allow a
45-foot average elevation for portions of the building, and
treating assisted living as a “commercial use” to remain consistent
with the land use mix outlined in the master
That plan was unpopular with park-goers and eventually
According to documents posted by the city, the park
district and developer did agree to an easement which will allow
the access road for the development to cross the southwest
corner of the park district’s tot lot parcel.
In exchange, the district will be able to use the
new driveway for park access.
According to a project narrative filed last year, Wyatt Cottages
is designed to be a “low scale, walkable neighborhood of
single-family homes.” Each house will have a private garden space
and a roof oriented to maximize exposure for solar panels.
A total of 568 new listings were added last month, 71 more than
were added in April 2015, according to Northwest Multiple Listing
Service. The influx raised the total number of active
listings from 566 in March to 655 in April.
Though surely welcome,
the added listings did little to ease the tight
The inventory of available homes remained 22 percent
lower than in April 2015, and 56 percent lower than in April
Sales were steady last month, with 584 transactions pending, up
5 percent from the previous year. The county’s median home price
hovered at $270,000, up 7 percent year-over-year.
The months supply of homes (the number of months it would take
to sell off all the homes for sale if no new listings were added)
eased slightly to 1.83 months.