Port Townsend: Authority wants parcel for affordable-housing project

PORT TOWNSEND — A six-acre tract could be used for affordable housing instead of a park if Jefferson County commissioners deed the parcel to the Housing Authority of Jefferson County.

The Housing Authority proposes building 20 two-bedroom and three-bedroom duplexes, five four-bedroom houses and a community center. The nonprofit agency hopes to secure state and federal grants for infrastructure and buildings.

The parcel at 35th and Hancock streets has had a checkered past.

Commissioners wanted to sell the land about eight years ago, but Port Townsend officials asked them to give the land to the city to develop a park.

But that has not happened.

The rest of this story appears in today’s Jefferson County edition of the Peninsula Daily News. Click on “Subscribe” to get the PDN delivered to your home or office.

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