June 23, 2013 12:00 AM

Purchase of isthmus land laudable – and problematic

The city of Olympia’s decision to close on two blighted properties on the downtown isthmus is both laudable and worrisome. Acquiring the abandoned Thurston County health and housing buildings marks a tangible first step toward resolution of a public controversy that erupted over a proposal to increase allowable building heights on the site. That’s good.

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