JEFFERSON: Commissioners designate Urban Growth Areas

PORT TOWNSEND — The Tri-Area and Glen Cove will become designated Urban Growth Areas in the county’s development plan by next year, county commissioners decided Friday.

The decision restarts the planning process that’s been frozen for more than a year. It also affirms the commissioners’ Oct. 5, 1999, designation of both areas as provisional Urban Growth Areas in the Jefferson County Comprehensive Plan.

“I think it’s something we have to face sooner or later. And sooner is better than any later than we are already,” said commissioner Glen Huntingford, R-Chimacum. “There are many things to decide along the way, but it’s something we need to have done. It’s a big step, but there will be a lot more little ones along the way.”

Commissioners approved two resolutions Friday to restart the planning process. They first adopted a “decision document” that sets out the boundaries for the two areas.

For the complete story see Monday’s Peninsula Daily news, on sale in Clallam and Jefferson counties.

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