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The Sequim City Council has authorized the City Manager to sign the Purchase and Sale Agreement for the vacant property located at the northeast corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street. The agreement is for the purchase price of $215,000 with contingencies, including an environmental study of the land.
The City was approached earlier this year by the property owner regarding interest in selling the land to the City.
“This is a unique opportunity for the City to have ownership of one of the prime properties in the heart of our Downtown,” said Sequim City Mayor Ken Hays. “We are optimistic and believe in the economic future of the City and Downtown, and believe this is a great investment at a good price. This property has remained vacant for years; it is our goal to use it to effectively contribute to the success of Downtown.”
There are no specific plans for development of the property. Some of the options that have been discussed include creating a public space or making the property available for future development. Ownership means the City would have control over what type of development might occur on the highly visible corner. It also allows flexibility at the intersection which may require more right of way for future intersection improvements.
Until the site is developed, the property will be available for use for many public events including holiday decorations, the Open Aire Market, and a hospitality area for other events like the Irrigation Festival or Sequim Lavender Weekend.
Please contact Steve Burkett City Manager at 681-3440 or email@example.com with questions.