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Controversial Fairbanks subdivision plan withdrawn

By Associated Press 12:17 PM February 2, 2014

Subdivision plan included 115 residential lots and a school site on more than 600 acres in North Pole.

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – A controversial plan for a subdivision in Fairbanks has been withdrawn after a settlement.

The Daily News-Miner newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/1fy8IwS ) the Fairbanks North Star Borough withdrew the plan and opponents withdrew a lawsuit.

Last January, the borough’s Platting Board approved the plan for a subdivision of 115 residential lots and a school site on more than 600 acres in North Pole – despite protests from area residents.

A local veterinarian appealed the decision to the Planning Commission, citing air pollution and building density concerns, but the commission upheld the plan.

The veterinarian, along with a Planning Commission member and another resident, then filed an appeal in the Alaska Superior Court to stop the plan.

The borough and the appellants then decided to settle without going to court.

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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