A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, established in 1999.
In June 2005, Goosefoot, a not-for-profit community developer, purchased a weary strip mall in a prime location called Bayview Center on South Whidbey Island. Their vision: To create a flourishing commercial center geared towards the day-to-day needs of island residents.
In the summer of 2007, in preparation for initial redevelopment efforts, Goosefoot spent a lot of time listening to the South Whidbey community about its hopes and dreams for an improved Bayview Center. Through public meetings and questionnaires, there was one consistent request: an improved grocery store with good values and access to locally grown produced food.
In 2008, Goosefoot's previous grocery tenant elected not to renew their lease, slated to expire in the spring of 2009. Goosefoot faced the daunting challenge of finding a new anchor tenant for 21,000 square feet of space just as the economy shuddered to a near full stop.
Goosefoot's Vision and Mission:
Goosefoot is a small community organization with big dreams. A vision of a thriving, socially vibrant South Whidbey Island motivates their efforts. Goosefoot accomplishes the vision by bringing neighbors together to:
Practically speaking, Goosefoot owns properties and develops them with the ultimate goal of generating revenues that can be reinvested to support the community.
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