Photos by Tag: new wilson

August 28th, 2008

Mixed use

Representative of liberalized zoning regulations in Anacortes is the New Wilson Hotel, public housing above ground floor with commercial spaces on the street level. Businesses on the first floor incude Impressions salon, Wildflower Home and Garden and Island Home Collection.

May 11th, 2007

“Face” lift

If you look carefully, you will see the face of city namesake Anna Curtis beginning to form on the south wall of the New Wilson Hotel. We’ll return in a few days when the community art project is complete.

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.

September 21st, 2006

Wilson welcome

It was a red carpet event Thursday morning at the New Wilson Hotel, an historic building reopened today under the umbrella of the Anacortes Housing Authority. Subsidized one- and two-bedroom apartments are available, as are commercial lease spaces on the Commercial Avenue level. Donning costumes to greet guests were Housing Authority employees including Mike Bowen […]

September 1st, 2006

Ready for tenants

Mayor Dean Maxwell toured the New Wilson Hotel project this week, including a visit to the commercial/retail spaces available for lease on the first floor level. Upstairs, the historic building features 25 one- and two-bedroom apartments. The subsidized living units will be managed by the Anacortes Housing Authority. Crews are painting now, with the building […]

August 30th, 2006

Rooftop view

It was up the ladder to the roof Wednesday with Mayor Dean Maxwell on a tour of the New Wilson Hotel, soon to be filled with tenants under management by the Housing Authority. Commercial spaces are still available on the street level. This photograph was taken looking north toward the Majestic Inn and Spa and […]

April 17th, 2006

End in sight

Monday morning travelers downtown found crews busy on the block between 8th and 9th streets on Commercial Avenue. Block renovation crews are expected to be finished in the next week or so with sidewalks, curbs and new trees. Progress continues at the New Wilson Hotel, where public housing units are expected to be available this […]

April 1st, 2006

Visible progress

The protective wrap was removed from the south side of the New Wilson Hotel in downtown Anacortes this week, revealing new windows and primer over a wall that for many years featured a painting of the city’s namesake, Anna Curtis. Another wall painting of the old Victoria/Anacortes Ferry is still partially visible near street level. […]

February 4th, 2006

Wind damage

Wind and rain dealt damaging blows to Anacortes this weekend, including this high-profile hit on the New Wilson renovation project downtown. Emergency crews worked all day on the twisted wreck of a wall of scaffolding and protective plastic wrap on the hotel’s north side. Commercial Avenue and two side streets were closed to traffic to […]

January 17th, 2006

It’s a wrap

There’s just no way anyone with a camera can pass by the Wilson Hotel these days without stopping to take a photo. The historic four-story hotel in downtown Anacortes is under renovation, scheduled to become public housing (studio and one-bedroom apartments) later in the year. Weather has been a challenge, but as of Tuesday morning […]

January 9th, 2006


Despite wind and rain, the show goes on at the historic New Wilson Hotel building in downtown Anacortes. Construction crews worked high above the street on scaffolding that wraps south and east sides of the building Monday morning. The building will ultimately feature low income residential units.

October 11th, 2005

Affordable housing

By this time next year the historic New Wilson Hotel in downtown Anacortes will be bustling with the activity associated with 25 apartments. The hotel, which will be operated by the City of Anacortes Housing Authority, will feature 25 studio and 1-bedroom apartments. Work is under way, and scheduled for completion in July 2006.

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