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Council sells Hedlin property, oks new lot density, setbacks

Youth baseball season trumps construction start


March 17, 2021

THIS IS WHAT 24,000 SQ FT LOOKS LIKE – It might not be exactly 180 feet by 135 feet, but this is roughly the space available for the new park next to the new subdivision at Hedlin’s Ballfield. The view is from Maple Avenue and Talbott Street. March 24 meeting, page 6. – Photo by Ken Stern; assisted by Project Manager Rick Shorten

Work before pleasure has long been the accepted order of things.

But in La Conner, at least when it comes to the future of historic Hedlin’s Ballfield, the reverse is true.

A full season of youth league baseball will be played there this spring before construction begins to convert the Maple Avenue property to a housing subdivision and park area.

That was the game plan unveiled during Town Council’s Zoom meeting last week.

Near the end of the 90-minute session March 9, Council members unanimously accepted an $800,000 purchase offer from Mountain Pacific Bank’s Frank Jeretzky, a de...

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