Farrell House draws concerns

first_imgWhat: Discussion about Farrell House and owner Heidi Curley’s vision.When: 7 p.m. today.Where: St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 1206 N.E. Birch St., Camas.Owner Heidi Curley’s plans to use the landmark Farrell House on a limited basis for small outdoor and indoor events has created a big fuss among some of her neighbors.But Curley says neighborhood residents’ fears about undue noise and traffic in their residential neighborhood are born out of a misunderstanding. She plans to live in the house with her three children, she said, and hopes to occasionally host weddings and other small indoor gatherings, such as tea parties and wine tastings.Not all of her neighbors are convinced, however.The Farrell House, 416 N.E. Ione St., was built in 1913 by a well-to-do Camas department store owner and is listed on the Clark County Heritage Register. The distinctive Greek Revival-style home had belonged to the Farrell family prior to last year, when Curley purchased it. Curley has since submitted paperwork seeking an unclassified use permit for Farrell House. Camas’ Planning Commission will hold a hearing July 19 to discuss the permit and is likely make a recommendation to the city council in August, city planner Kathy Marlowe said.Camas residents will stage an informal meeting tonight to discuss concerns about Curley’s vision for the Farrell House. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 1206 N.E. Birch St.last_img

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