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County council passes land ‘trade off’ program

County council passes land ‘trade off’ program

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KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Whatcom County Council members want to help cities deal with future population growth in an eventual land ‘trade-off’ program.

At their meeting this week they approved a resolution that included an addition by council member Ken Mann.

The resolution develops a transfer of development rights program.

Cities could get development rights on former rural lands known as urban growth areas.

Mann says the county has needed this program for a long time.

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Crawford opposed it, saying urban growth areas have become expensive and difficult to build on, driving more people to live in unincorporated parts the county.

The council approved the resolution 6-1.

 

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