Land Bank receives approval to purchase additional Cady Mountain property

Posted May 23, 2022 at 8:58 am by

Last Tues­day the San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil approved a res­o­lu­tion that allows the Coun­ty’s Con­ser­va­tion Land Bank to pro­ceed with the $800,000 pur­chase of a 40-acre prop­er­ty adja­cent to the Land Bank’s exist­ing Cady Moun­tain Preserve.

A staff report to the Coun­ty Coun­cil explains that the prop­er­ty had been a Land Bank con­ser­va­tion pri­or­i­ty for years.

“It adjoins the Land Bank’s exist­ing Cady Moun­tain Pre­serve and hosts a por­tion of the sum­mit of the moun­tain,” the report says. “It has rare Gar­ry oak and rocky bald eco­log­i­cal com­mu­ni­ties. With forth­com­ing abil­i­ty for the pub­lic to access the Pre­serve from Three Cor­ner Lake Road, this prop­er­ty will like­ly become a nat­ur­al des­ti­na­tion for hik­ers. There are stel­lar views of Turtle­back and south across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the Olympic Mountains.”

The prop­er­ty was list­ed for sale sev­er­al years ago for $2 mil­lion, but did not sell. Last sum­mer the own­ers decid­ed that they want­ed to sell the prop­er­ty to the Land Bank instead, and were will­ing to pro­vide own­er financing.

The Land Bank will pay $200,000 when the pur­chase clos­es, with the remain­ing $600,000 payable over four years.

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One comment...

  1. HOORAY!!!!

    Comment by Shaun Hubbard on May 23, 2022 at 9:11 am

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