Growth planning process begins

WHATCOM ­— By year 2036 the county population could grow from 206,000 today to just under 274,000. Ferndale would add 5,400 people and Lynden about 5,000, putting them both right around 18,000. Land outside Whatcom County’s seven cities would add about 16,500 people. At least that’s what a mid-range state model suggests. Now it’s time…

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