Townhomes planned on Southwest Third Avenue in Oak Harbor

There are plans for 20 new townhomes on two acres of land in Oak Harbor.

A developer wants to build 20 townhomes on Southwest Third Avenue in Oak Harbor, according to a meeting with the city’s Hearing Examiner on Monday.

The townhomes would be spread between six buildings and two acres of land; the project is referred to as McKinney Place.

There is a single-family home on the property that would remain. Oak Harbor Intermediate School is one of the adjacent properties.

Colin Smith of Valley High Investments, LLC is listed on the development application as an owner. The company bought one of the land parcels in 2014 for $219,000 according to the Island County Tax Assessor records. Smith wrote that the project’s valuation would be $5 million on the development application.

Local developer William Massey is one of the company’s governors, according to the state secretary of state website.

The hearing examiner approved the application to remove some bushes and trees, grade and fill land and install utilities and other infrastructure to prepare for townhome construction. Work is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2021.

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