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Planning board confronts housing projection demands

In terms of solving a longtime housing shortage here, the town is being asked to make the impossible possible.

It will take about 20 years to tell if La Conner is successful.

Town Planning Commission chair Bruce Bradburn had some gripes when reviewing state and county mandates that La Conner prepare to add 124 new housing units – one-third of which would serve low-income residents – between now and 2045.

Bradburn called that a “pipe dream.”

“It’s fine to say we have a goal to provide more family housing in town,” he said.

Town Assistant Planner Ajah Eills, who presented a comprehensive plan ho...


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