January 19th, 2023

Construction holds steady in 2022


City Hall data shows that new construction in 2022 matched up closely with activity in 2021.
Permits in 2022, through December 31
Total permit applications received: 979
Total permits issued: 951
New dwelling units: 96 (83 issued)
Breakdown of new dwelling units:
34 New Single Family Residences
12 New Cottages
14 Duplex units (7 buildings)
18 New Accessory Dwelling Units
18 Townhome units (4 buildings)

Total # of NEW Commercial buildings: 5 (4 have been issued):
– Fiddlehead School modular classroom building at 807 27th St
– Restroom & laundry room for new Cap Sante RV Park
– WA State Ferry new toll booth plaza at 2100 Ferry Terminal Rd
– New building for Savibank at 2913 Commercial Ave
– Storage building for “The Plumbing Guys” at 9334 Padilla Hts Rd

Permits in 2021 through December 2:
Total permit applications received: 978
Total permits issued: 952
Breakdown of 170 total dwelling units:
57 New Single Family Residences (1 manufactured home)
18 New Cottages (14 are low-income)
13 New ADUs

New Multi-Family units:
– 5 New Duplex dwelling units (2 buildings, 1 addition)
– 49 Townhome dwelling units (11 buildings)
– 29 Apartment dwelling units (2 buildings) (21 units are low-income)

(Thank you to Dave Oicles, Permit Services Coordinator & Certified Arborist, Planning, Community & Economic Development, City of Anacortes)

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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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