Southern Oregon welcome center not welcomed by all
Mar 30, 2008 | Posted by: The Associated Press | Full story: The Associated Press
“This is a landmark project for our state”
The state of Oregon hopes to welcome visitors to its southwestern portal with an 18-acre center at Ashland _ at a cost of up to $6.5 million.
But some Oregonians aren't welcoming the welcome center, saying it violates land-use rules, could jeopardize drivers and may be noisy and attract criminals.
'This project is expensive, ill-conceived and a bad investment,' said Ashland resident Kay Stein, who was among 60 people who showed up last week at a Jackson County Planning Commission hearing. Read more
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