AccessMyLibrary provides FREE access to millions of articles from top publications available through your library.
Affordable-housing developers may get a rare chance to build on prime acreage, under a plan proposed by King County.
County Executive Ron Sims is seeking Metropolitan King County Council approval to sell 22 acres of county-owned property in Woodinville to private-sector builders. Several council members already have expressed support for the plan, said Jean Carpenter, a staffer in Sims' office.
That could be very good news for local builders, who have a hard time finding large parcels in King County for housing at any price.
The county has owned the vacant parcel since 1980, but never followed through on plans to build a solid-waste transfer site. The property lies north of downtown Woodinville and east of State Route 522, in the 14300 block of Northeast 190th Street.
King County has teamed up with the city of Woodinville and ARCH, a low-income housing group, to …