An open-air, rooftop event space with views of the Guemes Channel, Cap Sante and the Dakota Creek Industries shipyard will sit atop the Majestic Inn & Spa’s new four-story expansion at Fourth Street and Commercial Avenue.
The $6 million expansion project will add 30 rooms to the hotel’s current 21 rooms.
Skagit County commissioners are waiting to hear back from an outside attorney before making a decision whether to docket Anacortes’ request to expand its urban growth area. The property is being eyed by Tethys Enterprises for a potential 1 million-square-foot bottling facility.
Commissioners heard public comments at an April meeting in addition to accepting nearly 400 pages of written comments.
Speakers against the request brought up issues, including the argument that development plans by Tethys should be considered as part of the proposal.
The commissioners are making a decision on whether the proposal should continue forward for further review. County officials have said commissioners will only consider the UGA expansion request and will not consider the proposed Tethys project.
The Growth Management Act Steering Committee and the county Planning and Development Services Department previously recommended the proposal be docketed.
Outside legal counsel’s feedback is expected in the next several weeks, according to the commissioners office.
The city of Anacortes has been recognized for safety excellence by the Department of Labor & Industries through its participation in L&I’s “Blueprint for Safety” program. And the Water Treatment Plant has also been recognized for safety excellence.
The Blueprint program is for employers who are committed to continuous improvement and excellence in the fields of accident prevention, returning injured employees to work and human resources.
In an effort to improve service to local communities and enhance focus on airfield safety, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island is establishing a new comment line and e-mail address where community members can express their thoughts, concerns and issues.
The Anacortes Boys & Girls Club’s breakfast fundraiser Thursday at City Hall raised more than $26,000. Club members who spoke to the more than 100 people attending came to the podium through doors marked with the outcomes the club strives to develop: academic success, healthy lifestyles and good character and citizenship.
The City Council recently confirmed two board appointments.