Planning for Bayview’s Future

We are pleased to announce that Goosefoot and other property owners in Bayview are working collaboratively to identify opportunities for developing workforce housing in this area.

Check out the recording of our May 4 community informational meeting above.

More housing options have been identified as critical by residents and businesses for stabilizing local businesses and attracting young families to the Island.

Goosefoot has hired an experienced, community-minded consulting firm to determine the economic, environmental, and infrastructure feasibility of building housing on the properties under consideration.

Bayview is one of only three county-designated RAIDs (Rural Area of Intense Development) where mixed-use and multi-family development can take place in South Whidbey. Our hope by looking forward is to provide more predictable and sustainable development in the Bayview area, rather than a piecemeal approach.

Our community has an historic, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to develop responsibly here in Bayview, maximizing community benefit while preserving South Whidbey’s rural landscape. We will also be looking at related land uses including resources for seniors, recreational uses, and pedestrian/bicycle access paths that could support and enhance the entire area.

We are excited about the potential for the Bayview community to assist with the housing needs of our essential workers—our grocery clerks, construction workers, wait staff, teachers, health care workers, and others. We hope you are too!

Questions? Visit our FAQ page.