Hearing on Lynden zoning change postponed

A Thursday, Nov. 13, public hearing on a proposed zoning change for a large retail center has been postponed.

The request for the postponement was made by the applicant, Powell Development Company, said Amy Harksell, Lynden’s planning director. At this point a new public hearing date has not been scheduled.

Powell proposed changing the zoning of 1986 Main St. from residential to commercial to put in a major retail center, which includes a 170,000-square-foot retail store, gas station and two 6,000-square-foot retail buildings.

The proposal is believed to be for Fred Meyer, which has worked with Powell Development on past projects. While Fred Meyer is not listed on the current application, the grocer was interested in the property in the past and had announced plans to go into that space during the pre-application meeting.