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Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-11 (I//0M/’ small area of a piece of land, Newlanguage. while t~e rest of the la~nd is:~ to larger developments :]eft open for recreationi log. ging or other use by resi' dents. : By NATALIE JOHNSON ' However, the definition of natalie@masoncounty.com the word "cluster" in: county code restricted the amount The Mason County Board of homes in any Such devel' Green Diamond is working position several properties for future sale to developers who may want to create per- formance subdivisions. Mike Pruett, vice presi- dent of land management and business development, said performance subdivisions of Commissioners voted opment, said representatives cut down on impervious sur- Tuesday to amend language from the Green Diamond Re-faces, such as asphalt, have in its development code to source Co. less negative affect on the make it easier for developers "I think this language environment than tradition- to create performance subdi- is fairly old and it's gone :al developments, and make visions, through some revisions," it easier to provide services Performance subdivisions said Barbara Adkins, Masonsuch as water, sewer and po- are developments in which County director of communi, lice protection. houses are Clustered in a ty development. "It just gives them another tool to do high-quality devel- space in a development does opments in Mason County," not have to physically touch Pruett said. each house's lot, but has to be The county's original deft- within one-quarter mile from nition of"cluster" allowed for the farthest residential lot a maximum of 32 units in a from the open space. development, he said. "I was a little bit nervous The language approved about the noncontiguous by the commission Tues- (space), but after looking at it day changes the definition with fresh eyes ... I'm much of cluster to specifically not more comfortable with that," include performance subdi- Commissioner Randy Neath- visions. They also voted to erlin said. create a new chapter in code All three commissioners allowing for noncontiguous spoke in favor of the change. open space in performance "I think it brings creativity subdivisions, to the process," said Commis- This means that the open sioner Tim Sheldon. Home Improvement • Landscaping • Real Estate Decks, Sod Instatlati , in9, We'll get the job don ! FREE Cleaning &Lam Cam Reshlenthd & C0nmerciai Cleaning Semces • Regular Maid Service • Detail House Cleaning • Move In/Out Cleaning Service • One-Time Cleaning • Vacation Rental Cleaning • Commercial Business Cleaning • Lawn Care, Full Maintenance • Mowing, Fertilizing, Trimming • Weed Control, Spraying • Professional Pressure Washing www.emeraldcsl.com Licensed & Insured Free Estimates Phone: 360.426.1598 E-mail: info@emeraldcsl .corn Facebook: emeraldcsl lic.#603-407-307 LAN t Medium Bark and All Soil Blends Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm • Sat 8am-5pm 922 E Johns Prairie Road - Shelton ...that we use the finest materials and craftsmanship on all the jobs we do. Or that we've been serving Western Washington for over 55years. You Know that you've got her covered and that the roof over your heads will give years of trouble free protection " - from the elements while increasing the value of your home. RE-ROOFING REPAIRS ROOF CLEANINGS SKYLIGHTS & SOLAR TUBES VINYL WINDOW REPLACEMENT HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING DECKS ESTIMATE! Licensed and Bonded ROOFDI*168N8 • 0 •