JEFFERSON: City, county hope to attract major development

PORT TOWNSEND — The dream is that some high-technology company would choose rural Jefferson County to build a multimillion-dollar campus.

The reality is few companies have come knocking and they would find the door stuck closed even if they did.

Planners for Jefferson County and Port Townsend are discussing how to force the door open. That could be done through developing a Major Industrial Development. But the city and county must develop a process for determining when the county can allow an industrial development outside the urban growth area of Port Townsend.

County Community Development Dept. Planning Manager Warren Hart and Port Townsend Building and Community Development Director Jeff Randall will discuss a workplan during the April 12 meeting of the Joint Growth Management Steering Committee.

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