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A primary theme at last week’s joint Town Council-Planning Commission meeting was housing – densifying, increasing the housing stock and getting more units on lots. The subtext in the discussion was affordable housing: how to get folks on grocery and school employee wages into some of those additional La Conner homes.

Town master plans allow 1,200 housing units. That’s a three-fold increase from today’s 385 units. Left to the “market” the unbridled hand of capitalism, very few homes will be built for the wage workers among us. Mostly we will get Seattle and California emigrants. That is...


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