Sequim dreaming of City Hall complex sites

SEQUIM — Picture it: You take the Sequim Avenue off-ramp from U.S. Highway 101 straight to an ultramodern center where you can shop, visit the library, take a Peninsula College course, even attend a City Council meeting.

That’s what Larry Freedman, a developer and chairman of the Sequim Planning Commission, envisions on the 76-acre Burrowes property.

The grassy parcel, long owned by the Burrowes family of Sequim, is just one of the possible sites for a new City Hall complex to be talked over during next week’s City Council meeting.

Sequim Capital Projects Manager Frank Needham will give a presentation on several potential locations during the public session at 6 p.m. Monday in the Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St.

The Burrowes property was taken off the list of possibilities last year when city officials decided building roads and utility connections to serve it would be too costly.

The estimate was $5 million to $8 million just for the infrastructure, Needham said.

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