But folks like Sharon Grant aren't happy about it. Grant is president of the "Friends of Badger Mountain", that's the group trying to preserve the ridges in the Tri-Cities.
Grant says she disappointed in the council's decision but there is still hope their group might work something out with the developer.
The group is in negotiations with the developer to buy the parts of the ridge line and leave them open. The group is raising money to back the deal.
For more information on the Friends of Badger, click on the "Newslinks" section of our website.
The planned subdivision will bring in more than 50 homes and about 90 town homes to South Richland.