Photos by Tag: construction

December 28th, 2021

New water treatment facility: 2011

Few Anacortesans had the opportunity to watch this impressive construction project as it took place off-island. A new Anacortes water treatment facility was built adjacent to the old plant at a Mount Vernon site on the Skagit River. These photos were taken in December 2011.

August 27th, 2021

Townhomes go up on 21st Street

Under construction near the intersection of 21st and “Q” Avenue is “Elevation 31,” a project that features 14 “Luxury Townhomes.” Contractor is Z Construction, Inc., client is Team Kingsbury.

October 23rd, 2020

Water treatment plant: Winter 2011

What a rare privilege it was to chronicle progress on the construction of a new Anacortes Water Treatment Plant from 2011 to 2013. The plant lies on the Skagit River in Mount Vernon, with water delivered by pipeline to Anacortes, other parts of Fidalgo Island and North Whidbey clients including the City of Oak Harbor […]

September 27th, 2020

City library under construction: 2002

This was an exciting time for lovers of the city’s public library. These photographs show construction status in March 2002.

January 30th, 2020

‘Let’s put on a show’ — coming soon

Construction crews will work through the weekend and into next as they put the finishing touches on several Anacortes High School project elements including Brodniak Theatre. The theatre, located adjacent to Williams Gym, opened in 1976. This renovation is the most dramatic of several updates since then, with elements including new lobby, sound, lights, curtains, […]

January 30th, 2020

Curtain rises soon on high school theatre

Construction crews will work through the weekend and into next as they put the finishing touches on several Anacortes High School project elements including Brodniak Theatre. The theatre, located adjacent to Williams Gym, opened in 1976. This renovation is the most dramatic of several updates since then, with elements including new sound, lights, curtains, flooring […]

December 29th, 2009

Work whatever the weather

It’s clear in this photo, but it was a cold afternoon! Often when I am hurrying between car and the comfort of an office I am reminded of those who work outside, regardless of weather. I respect those, like employees at Dakota Creek Industries, whose daily work includes weather challenges. I am grateful for those […]

January 20th, 2009

One of a few

Housing starts in Anacortes are few and far between these days (most of 2009, for that matter). I took this construction photo last week in the San Juan Passage subdivision, located above the state ferry terminal on the west end of the city.

May 1st, 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 to the left, under the auspices of the Anacortes Arts Commission.

April 23rd, 2007

Cap Sante construction

I counted at least five new construction or major renovation projects on Cap Sante over the weekend. This photograph was taken near the parking lot of Randy’s Pier 61 Restaurant. The sound of nail guns resounds through neighborhoods all over the city, and with our moderate weather, the construction season runs pretty much year-round.

October 30th, 2005

Condos on the rise

Among many residential construction projects in the city right now is the 18-unit condominium project called “The Crest at Sunset Cove.” Each unit is 2,900 square feet. Among amenities are “gourment kitchen,” underground parking and an elevator.

May 12th, 2005

Arch preparation

You can’t make a visit downtown without noticing the street improvement project between 10th and 11th streets. Included as part of this project is creation of a support system for an arch that will span Commercial Avenue and welcome guests to the community. Weather permitting, look for this project to take the fast track.

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