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Town talking small homes construction

Go big or go home. It is the popular mantra that encourages people to be bold.

But, in La Conner, town officials may adopt an opposite yet equally bold approach – go small to provide more affordable homes.

The planning commission is discussing the feasibility of building smaller “hybrid” houses that feature a mix of private market-based investment and government financing.

“The mayor is asking about tiny homes,” Planner Michael Davolio told commissioners at their remote Zoom meeting Feb. 15.

Mayor Ramon Hayes confirmed his interest the next day, stressing that he envisions homes in the 8...


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