Last year was a “very strong” 12-month period in terms of new housing construction in Anacortes, according to Dave Oicles, Permit Services Coordinator & Certified Arborist; Planning, Community, & Economic Development. There were 177 new dwelling unit permits issued in 2021. The breakdown of those permits is as follows: 60 new single family residences (1 is a manufactured home); 18 new cottages (14 are low-income); 13 new accessory dwelling units (ADUs); 5 new duplex dwelling units (2 buildings, 1 addition); 52 townhome dwelling units, 12 buildings (1 is low income); 29 apartment dwelling units (2 buildings, 21 units low income).
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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