Gorge May Get Expansion

Grant County commissioners have approved a zoning change that could allow  in George, Wash., to expand.

Photo: Matthew Lamb

Amphitheatre owner Live Nation will need to obtain additional approval from the county’s planning department to get the expansion. The county commission’s approval came despite opposition by the shed’s neighbors.

It also follows a recent study that shows Live Nation is one of the top taxpaying businesses in the county.

Neighbors have complained about rowdy concertgoers trespassing, littering and vandalizing their homes and farms, but no residents spoke at the Aug. 26 meeting. Live Nation hopes to add 1,000 camping sites, a cafe, an outdoor cinema, a farmer’s market as well as water, road and sewage improvements.