The city of Pendleton gave a Portland developer 12 acres of land to build an 80-unit development to deal with a local apartment shortage.
Walker Ventures LLC plans to build off Highway 37, on the site of a rifle range used by city police.
The City Council on Tuesday also agreed to spend $49,000 for engineering and architectural planning. Walker Ventures will repay the money if it follows through on its plan. If it doesn't, the city will use the information to attract another builder.
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