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Editorial: Borough has good plan for Institute property


It was 25 years ago last month that Wrangell received title to the former Institute property near Shoemaker Bay. The 134 acres have mostly been unused since the Bureau of Indian Affairs shut down the boarding school almost 50 years ago.

There have been plans, proposals, wishes and dreams over the decades of turning the property into tourist lodging, senior citizen housing, a school or training center.

And now the borough is moving closer to the latest plan - subdividing the land into lots for housing and some commercial use.

Good for the borough to take the smart lead, and good for the comm...

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