Costco appeals to Luba

Central Point, Ore., — Attempts to halt a new Costco Warehouse in Central Point are being taken to the state level.

The city already approved the plans last month after denying two appeals, but now the Land Use Board of Appeals, or Luba, will have a say.

calvin martin, a land use planner is asking the state to step in for the possible warehouse on Table Rock and Hamrick Roads .

He says the warehouse will cause too much traffic, but city leaders disagree.

“This is going to cost Medford, Jackson County, ODOT a lot of money for Central Point to have a store in a place where it doesn’t belong.”

But Tom Humphrey, community development director says, “Those plans weren’t done in a closet somewhere they were very public processes and they are going forward now.”

Martin is waiting to get records from the city before he can appeal to Luba.
Once Luba receives it they will have 77 days to make a decision.

In the meantime, Costco is allowed to continue moving forward with the project if they choose.

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