Community Closed for Waterfront Development

The tri-cityherald informs MHProNews the Clover Leaf land lease community in Kennewick, Wash. was sold in February, 2013 to BW Land which is developing the 22 acres into a waterfront of shops, condos, and hotels. BW sent out eviction notices to residents, giving them 30 days to move, but retracted when they realized the order would not stand up in court. The majority of the 36 residents moved after the first notice, but the remaining ones have now been given one year from April to find new living quarters. BW had begun using heavy equipment in the community but stopped after residents complained of the large holes left by tree removal and unsafe conditions. Tempers have flared to the point of police being called, but now BW is considering offering financial assistance to help residents move because they do not want to wait until April 2014 to begin development work.

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