Online meeting for Bayview housing project May 4

A committee that’s steering an ambitious affordable housing project on South Whidbey will be explaining the proposal and gathering public input.

A committee that’s steering an ambitious affordable housing project on South Whidbey will be explaining the proposal and gathering public input during an online meeting Tuesday, May 4.

The Bayview Vision Steering Group is made up of representatives from Goosefoot Community Fund, the Henny Family and Legacy Family Tree, LLC and Island Senior Resources.

The group’s goal is to create a master plan for community-appropriate workforce housing, preferably on vacant property on the east side of Highway 525 in Bayview.

The Zoom meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a presentation and will be followed by a question-and-answer session, according to Goosefoot.

Those interested should go to www.goose foot.org/planning to register and receive the Zoom meeting link.

Architects, engineers and other housing development professionals will share the initial ideas and information about the project.

“They’ll also talk about what’s feasible and the potential trade-offs around housing types, rent levels and time-to-completion around this first development and into the future,” Goosefoot reported.

Goosefoot encourages South Whidbey residents, business owners and employees to attend the online meeting.

A second meeting with more specific details — and hopefully in-person — is planned for the fall.

“Our goal is to provide more predictable and sustainable development in the Bayview area over the next 20 years that builds and enhances the community, rather than a piecemeal approach,” according to Goosefoot.

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