Noble Creek purchase in flux in Langley

A plan to buy an easement along Noble Creek may change after Island County overseers suggested purchasing the entire property.

Langley’s planning director, Jeff Arango, told the city council during its meeting Monday that the proposal came back with the suggestion of purchasing the entire property rather than just an easement. The price difference is high, as the total property was appraised at $700,000, and the city only had a $175,000 grant for the easement of the stream, wetlands and buffer. Arango said the city could seek additional grants and funding to purchase the entire property between Edgecliff Drive and Sandy Point Road.

“I think we can move to a price that’s lower than the original $600,000 that was quoted,” he said.

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