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2008-0625_guemes_ferry_terminal2a.jpgThe Planning Commission Wednesday okayed a Shoreline Permit for a new, $600,000 ferry terminal at the Guemes Ferry landing. The new terminal would replace the current temporary building which has been used for 30 years.

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The Planning Commission Wednesday okayed a Shoreline Permit for a new, $600,000 ferry terminal at the Guemes Ferry landing. The new terminal would replace the current temporary building which has been used for 30 years.

 

The Planning Commission attached a number of conditions to the Shoreline Permit, including a requirement that video surveillance cameras be installed. Police Chief Bonnie Bowers asked for the cameras.

City Planning Director Ian Munce explained that nearby residents don’t feel safe, especially in the parking lot next to the ferry landing.

Munce also told the Commissioners thatthe biggest issue is what he called “intrusion in front yards” and suggested the City may institute a system of residential parking permits for area residents.

The Commission will also require repaving the I Ave. approach to the ferry landing, paint crosswalks at I Ave & 6th St., as well as providing a pullout for Skat and school buses.

County deputy Public Works director Jeff Miller said the County agrees with the conditions, but added they may provide a pullout and turnaround down close to the ferry landing for buses.

Miller said the project is 3-5 years off. Much of the funding is expected to come from the federal government.

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