Sally Zawistowski Design
November 16th, 2022

Building permits, year-to-date


According to City Hall, the intake of new permit applications (new homes) has slowed down the last couple of months compared to last year, “but we are still very busy with inspecting current building projects, and still expect to break 1,000 permits received (for all building permit categories) by year end.” In 2021 the City received 1,042 permit applications, which includes plumbing and mechanical, re-roofs, solar systems, irrigation, repairs, additions, demolitions, sign permits, new homes, auxiliary dwelling units (ADUs) and commercial buildings.

Building permits, year-to-date as of November 16, 2022

Total # of permit applications received: 886 (858 have been issued)
Total # of new dwelling units: 85 (52 have been issued)

Breakdown of new dwelling units:
30 New single family residences (SFRs)
12 New Cottages
14 Duplex units (7 buildings)
14 New ADUs
15 Townhomes (3 buildings)
Update on large building projects:
Skagit Co-Housing 3509 D Ave: 30 units, 80% complete
Strandberg Crosswinds Cottages
Crosswinds Ct: 18 units, 45% complete
Strandberg Townhomes 5915 sunset Ave: 20 townhomes 100% complete
Elevation 31 Townhomes
21st & Q Ave: 14 units, 99% complete
Samish Low Income Cottages 34th St & D Ave: 15 units, 0% complete
Samish Child Learning Center
1502 D Ave: 4130sf, 0% complete
Landed Gentry Townhomes 32nd & R Ave: 10 units, 70% complete
Landed Gentry Townhomes
904 32nd St: 5 units, 50% complete
Landed Gentry Townhomes 1201/1205 32nd St: 10 units, 10% complete
Anacortes Housing Authority 1010 19th St: 5 townhomes, 90% complete
Anacortes Family Center
Office 2702 Commercial Ave: 60% complete
Anacortes Family Ctr Apartments
1017 26th St: 21 units: 50% complete
Lange multi-use Building 2802 Commercial Ave: 8 units, 95% complete
Majestic Inn Annex expansion
401 Commercial Ave: 12 units, 100% done
Fidalgo Flats Apartments 1715 O Ave: 25 units, 100% done
Irwin Parkside Duplexes
1210 29th St: 8 units, 10% complete
Islands Inn conversion to San Juan Apartments for low income at
3401 Commercial Ave: 38 units, (not issued yet)
(Our thanks to Dave Oicles – STR, Permit Services Coordinator & Certified Arborist,
Planning, Community, & Economic Development)

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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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