Notice of Neighborhood Meeting – Nov. 14 @ 6:00 p.m.

guemes ferry replacement

Notice of Neighborhood Meeting – Nov. 14 @ 6:00 p.m.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: To support anticipated ridership through 2060 and to limit environmental impacts of the ferry service, Skagit County Public Works is proposing to upgrade its current ferry service between Anacortes and Guemes Island from a diesel-powered vessel to a battery-electric ferry system. The proposed upgrades will require modifications to the existing breakwater, loading aprons, wingwalls, and dolphins to support a larger, heavier vessel. ADA parking upgrades, a toll booth, queuing lanes, and a retaining wall will be constructed. The project will also install a new power supply to the terminal along with switching gear, battery pack, and charging arm. The proposal will prevent the burning of 52,000 gallons of diesel fuel per year, reduce noise, and achieve near-zero local air emissions.

PROJECT LOCATION: 500 I Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221

MEETING DATE & TIME: Tuesday, November 14th @ 6:00pm

HOW TO JOIN THE VIDEO TELECONFERENCE MEETING: Go to: For those without Wi-Fi or computer access you can call: 1 (323) 486-3157 (Phone Conference ID: 357 787 641#).

APPLICANT / PROPERTY OWNER: Skagit County Public Works, 1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 / 360-416-1400

PROJECT REPRESENTATIVE: Widener & Associates, Ross Widener, /



Neighborhood meeting notices are posted on the project site, published in the Anacortes American Newspaper, and mailed to neighboring landowners located within 300-feet of the subject property. Anyone, however, is welcome to attend a neighborhood meeting whether a neighbor of the project or not.


Following a neighborhood meeting, when the applicant proceeds with the submittal of a land use permit application, public notice will be provided consistent with Anacortes Municipal Code (AMC) requirements and a public hearing will be held, if applicable. Comments should be submitted during this phase of the project so that they will be a part of the project record.

For more information, see


County Commissioners: Lisa Janicki, Peter Browning, Ron Wesen
1800 Continental Place, Suite 100
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Source: Email Skagit County 11.07.2023 4:24 PM