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August 28, 2008

Mixed use

Representative of liberalized zoning regulations in Anacortes is the New Wilson Hotel, public housing above ground floor with commercial spaces on the street level. Businesses on the first floor incude Impressions salon, Wildflower Home and Garden and Island Home Collection.

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May 11, 2007

“Face” lift

If you look carefully, you will see the face of city namesake Anna Curtis beginning to form on the south wall of the New Wilson Hotel. We’ll return in a few days when the community art project is complete.

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May 1, 2007

Commercial space

Contractors are working this week at the New Wilson Hotel on Commercial Avenue, leveling floors in street-level space committed to business leases. To date, businesses include Impressions Salon and Wildflower Home and Garden. Artwork is planned on the blank wall … Continue reading

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September 21, 2006

Wilson welcome

It was a red carpet event Thursday morning at the New Wilson Hotel, an historic building reopened today under the umbrella of the Anacortes Housing Authority. Subsidized one- and two-bedroom apartments are available, as are commercial lease spaces on the … Continue reading

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September 1, 2006

Ready for tenants

Mayor Dean Maxwell toured the New Wilson Hotel project this week, including a visit to the commercial/retail spaces available for lease on the first floor level. Upstairs, the historic building features 25 one- and two-bedroom apartments. The subsidized living units … Continue reading

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August 30, 2006

Rooftop view

It was up the ladder to the roof Wednesday with Mayor Dean Maxwell on a tour of the New Wilson Hotel, soon to be filled with tenants under management by the Housing Authority. Commercial spaces are still available on the … Continue reading

April 17, 2006

End in sight

Monday morning travelers downtown found crews busy on the block between 8th and 9th streets on Commercial Avenue. Block renovation crews are expected to be finished in the next week or so with sidewalks, curbs and new trees. Progress continues … Continue reading

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April 1, 2006

Visible progress

The protective wrap was removed from the south side of the New Wilson Hotel in downtown Anacortes this week, revealing new windows and primer over a wall that for many years featured a painting of the city’s namesake, Anna Curtis. … Continue reading

February 4, 2006

Wind damage

Wind and rain dealt damaging blows to Anacortes this weekend, including this high-profile hit on the New Wilson renovation project downtown. Emergency crews worked all day on the twisted wreck of a wall of scaffolding and protective plastic wrap on … Continue reading

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January 17, 2006

It’s a wrap

There’s just no way anyone with a camera can pass by the Wilson Hotel these days without stopping to take a photo. The historic four-story hotel in downtown Anacortes is under renovation, scheduled to become public housing (studio and one-bedroom … Continue reading

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January 9, 2006


Despite wind and rain, the show goes on at the historic New Wilson Hotel building in downtown Anacortes. Construction crews worked high above the street on scaffolding that wraps south and east sides of the building Monday morning. The building … Continue reading

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October 11, 2005

Affordable housing

By this time next year the historic New Wilson Hotel in downtown Anacortes will be bustling with the activity associated with 25 apartments. The hotel, which will be operated by the City of Anacortes Housing Authority, will feature 25 studio … Continue reading

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