Granite Falls development plans need attention

This is how Snohomish County turns farmland into houses.

An old barn with a curved roof sits on the corner of 163rd and Goebel Hill Road in Granite Falls. Cattle graze in the field. This is part of the Miles Sand and Gravel Getchell site. The company purchased this farmland years ago and has been mining gravel from an open pit, which has created a beautiful lake. The next step is for the Snohomish County Council to allow this property to be changed to Rural Residential 5 Acre (RR5).

But it does not stop there. Miles Sand and Gravel then plans to maximize the number of homes that can be built and money to be made, by changing the land designation to rural cluster subdivision. If you would like to find out more you can request an information packet from the Snohomish County Council office by calling 425-388-3494 or by email

Hall Buttery

Granite Falls

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