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Stillaguamish development plans: Up in smoke

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Seven years ago the Stillaguamish Tribe started buying hundreds of acres of land in north Snohomish County. Other dreams included a hotel, an amphitheater and ball fields, said Dave Nelson, an Arlington real estate consultant hired by the tribe in 2002. During his time with the tribe, tribal lands grew from 117 acres to nearly 800, according to county property records.
It was part of an ambitious plan to expand the tribe’s reach and to create jobs and make money. Its Angel of the Winds casino was expanded onto some of the new land.