Futurewise Wins Big Judgment in Whatcom County!

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The Growth Management Hearings Board finds in favor of Futurewise, stating that Whatcom County over-estimated its residential lands needs and over-sized the Ferndale UGA.
April 12, 2011
The final decision and order on Ferndale's Urban Growth Area (UGA) reports that the county failed to comply with the Growth Management Act. "In sizing the Ferndale UGA, the County improperly relied both on a market supply factor and “local circumstances”. As the market supply factor already includes and accounts for “local circumstances”, the County thereby over-estimated its residential lands needs and over-sized the Ferndale UGA."

The ordinance is remanded to the county to take the necessary action to achieve compliance within 120 days. Here is the Growth Management Hearings Board's Final Decision & Order on Ferndale's UGA:

10-2-0016 Stalheim et al v. Whatcom

Update


Bellingham Herald

April 13, 2011

State board: Ferndale urban growth area too large
Whatcom County overestimated the land Ferndale needs to grow, designating an urban growth area that's too large, a state growth board ruled.

Read more at www.bellinghamherald.com

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