EDMONDS — The Housing Authority of Snohomish County could be expanding its supply of affordable housing units with land in Edmonds.
Earlier this month, the housing authority’s board of commissioners gave the go-ahead to submit an $8.4 million offer to purchase six parcels totaling 4.4 acres in Edmonds, south of Edmonds-Woodway High School. The property is tucked away from surrounding homes. Tall trees cover most of the land.
The parcels are located near the intersection of 80th Avenue West and 220th Street SW.
The property is listed at $8,999,950 through the Edmonds Windermere office.
If the multi-million dollar offer is accepted, the authority will have to decide how to develop the property. Duane Leonard, the agency’s executive director, said they do not have specific plans on what they might do there.
“Our intention would be to work with the community to imagine what might work best for that location,” Leonard said.
Leonard isn’t sure when or if the offer could be accepted. The area is zoned for single-family housing.
Adam Cobb, the Windermere real estate agent listing the property, declined to comment on any ongoing negotiations.
The housing authority currently owns and manages over 2,000 housing units in the county. Some of its properties are rented at market value, while others are reserved for seniors and people with disabilities or low incomes. In Edmonds, the authority manages the Sound View, Olympic View and Edmonds Highlands “fair market” rentals.
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