PENDLETON – The Pendleton City Council has approved the city purchasing about an acre of land between Highway 11 and Highway 30. The city is also working out right-of-way agreements with residents in that area. The plan is to build a new road to provide water infrastructure feeding about 250 acres for new housing.
“The 250 acres could be about half the current homes in Pendleton, depending on density,” Public Works Director Bob Patterson said.
The land the city is purchasing will be used for a booster station. The right-of-way agreements would allow for building a new road, the booster station, and a water line.
“The road would be from Highway 11 across vacant lands to Goad Road down to Highway 30,” Patterson said. “The booster station and water line are critical in providing for that development. The city is forming a reimbursement district, so these costs will be reimbursed back over time as development occurs.”