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City Council takes steps to change zoning in problem areas

The Sweet Home City Council held the first readings of ordinances that will change zoning in two areas.

The first of those is composed of 32.1 acres between 18th and 22nd avenues and between Tamarack Street and Yucca Street, on the north end of 18th Avenue. If approved, the zoning would change from residential industrial transition to medium-density residential.

The second changes two properties, totaling 4.4 acres, from planned recreation commercial to low-density residential. The properties are located on the east bank of Wiley Creek just north of Highway 20.

Off 18th Avenue, the area...