Work continues at the Commercial Avenue site of what will ultimately become a mixed-use building with apartments and office space, including the Anacortes office of Kelli Lang Re/Max Gateway, project owner. Lang bought the property in October 2020 after it sat empty for several years. This site was once the home of Pilgrim Congregational Church, built in 1926 and demolished in 2021. Among many structural issues were those caused by an arson fire. Lang’s permit application details a three-story, 9,468-square-foot building with office space on the first floor and eight apartment units on the top two floors. The project was designed by Carletti Architect of Mount Vernon. Church photo is from demolition project early in 2021. Foundation photo Wednesday, framing Thursday.
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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