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The first phase of San Juan Passage, a new housing development that will eventually grow to 100 units, has won the City Council’s approval.

At Monday night’s meeting, Council members expressed support for the project, which includes four community parks.  

The first phase will consist of 25 homes in the project, which is located in the Ship Harbor area of Fidalgo Island, along the Guemes Channel. The project needed City Council approval because the land is zoned commercial marine.

Gilbane Development, which is building the project, touts the new community as using “design principles of traditional, walkable neighborhood design and sustainable green building practices.”

Homes will be priced at $525,000 and up.

The 24-acre development sits on sloping land between Oakes Avenue and the Guemes Channel. It will include two neighborhood pocket parks with picnic tables as well as two greens along a central promenade that leads down to the water.

Near the water, a trail will lead to the ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve, a small wetland just east of the Anacortes Ferry Terminal.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,942 Confirmed Skagit Cases
400-409 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

318 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
44,613 Fully Vaccinated
57,198 Initial Doses Given


379,100 Confirmed Cases Statewide
22,614 Hospitalizations

5,539 Deaths Statewide
2,419,434 Fully Vaccinated
3,368,279 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, May 5, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times