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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.

Play Ken Mann on program

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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