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Residents engage, generate big ideas for Jenson property

Turnout was low but engagement high at a one-hour community mingle April 25 addressing possible future uses of the Jenson property.

About two dozen people gathered at the Civic Garden Club to suggest how the town could best use the half-acre field on La Conner's south end, acquired in 2022 for $60,000, about one-third its assessed value.

Participants reviewed maps of the property, a fact sheet and an informational pamphlet provided by La Conner artist Maggie Wilder outlining features that would make the Jenson Property ideal for conversion to a food forest.

Earlier proposals for the site inclu...


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