Spokane County commissioners yesterday agreed Ben Burr Road in south Spokane is unneeded and the public would benefit from a grocery store and trail there that doesn’t require pedestrians and vehicles to share a roadway.

Neighbors in the area are against turning the road over to developer Dave Black for his grocery store project but Commissioner Mark Richard said elected officials needed to “look at the bigger picture” in making their decision.

The Spokesman-Review has the full story.

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