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Shooting Ranges

Posted on 13th September 2013 at 16:10

The Longview City Council is giving its approval to development of an ordinance that would allow construction of indoor shooting ranges in certain zones of the city. Community Development Director John Brickey says that several parties are interested in the prospect…shootingrange…After a public hearing at their August 7th meeting, the Longview Planning Commission unanimously approved the recommendation to proceed with the zoning change, currently focusing on allowing the ranges in the city’s industrial areas. Several Council members wonder why the commercial areas also weren’t considered, and Brickey says that there were several environmental concerns that caused them to focus on the industrial area. The Council eventually voted unanimously to direct the drafting of the ordinance, though a timeline for that process wasn’t discussed.