Port wins $50,000 grant

Published August 8, 2017 / by Steve Berentson

On July 27, the Port of Anacortes was awarded a $50,000 planning grant for an economic development feasibility study of underutilized property located at Cap Sante Marina. The grant was awarded by the Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) of the Washington Department of Commerce. Funding from the grant will help the Port develop a real estate strategy that will include a market assessment and business plan for its waterfront properties. Such a plan could potentially include moving Port offices to the North and West Basin of the Marina, as well as creating an event space, allowing the Transit Shed to return to its original maritime industrial use, promoting jobs and commerce.

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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