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Yarrow, a new mixed-use development in east Madras, received approval form the city’s planning commission for a tentative two-phase plan. The development, slated to sit on 900 acres, will include some 1,700 new homes of various sizes and types. The project is a joint venture of Brooks Resources Corp., Eagle Crest and Taylor Northwest.

 

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