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Port of Anacortes

Cap Sante Marina

North and West Basin Concept Plan

July 2013


Thank you! Port of Anacortes Commission

Community Members

Bob Eberle Pat D. Mooney Ray Niver Keith Rubin William L. Short

City of Anacortes Council

Port of Anacortes Staff Ben Brannon Becky Darden Jenkins Dossen Anthony Esposito Dale Fowler Bob Hyde Chris Johnson Julie Johnson Lindsey Sheila Maher Brady Rowe Christine Timmerman

MAKERS architecture and urban design, LLP Julie Bassuk Betsy Jacobson Rachel Miller

ii Port of Anacortes Cap Sante Marina

Brad Adams Brian E. Geer Eric N. Johnson Erica Pickett Cynthia Richardson Bill Turner Ryan Walters

Planning Commission

John Archibald Cory Ertel Lin Folsom Laurie Gere Marty Laumbattus CDR Matt Miller, USN (Ret) Sheri Muntean

Chamber of Commerce Board Jody Ayon Bela Berghuys Dan Cameron

Duane Clark Pam Estvold Peggy Flynn Jim Gordon Bob Hyde Gary Jacobson Dean Maxwell Curt Oppel Andy Schwenk Mary E. Staley Bernadette Stanek Chris Terrell Carol Van Iterson

Planning Process Participants Shane Aggergaard Pam Allen Bret Andrich Dave Ashbach Tyler Ashbach Robert Atterberry Ross Barnes Pat Barrett Jim Baumann Mary Baumann Bernie Bell Beth Bell Lanny Bergner Jane Billinghurst

Julie Blazek Bill Bowman Brad Breckenridge John Bremmer Shawn Bundy Mark Bunzel Betty Carteret Vickie Cooley Dave Crawford Kathy Crone Greg Denman Andrea Doll Claire Eberle Bill Epler Robert Festa Jay Field John Firlotte Marilyn Firlotte Peggy Flynn Lin Folsom Laurie Geer Grant Gifford Libby Grange Lyndon Greene Dave Groves Joe Halton Nancy Halton Stephanie Hamilton Mark Hargitt Ron Harris

Melissa Hawkins Linda Henley Vince Henley David Herrild Jan Hersey David Jackson Rita James George Johnson Kathy Larson Vern Lauridsen Mark Lione Karla Locke Bret Lunsford Mac Madenwald Chris Maher Nate Martin Dean Maxwell Cecille Miller Bill Mitchell Sue Mondello Betty Mooney Greg Mustari Steve Oakley Curt Oppel AdairOrr Francis Orr Stephen Orsini Roxanne Parish Mike Parish Reese Perkins

Robin Pestarino Kevin Pierce John Pope Michelle Pope Brian Poppe Joan Pringle Gary Reade Schiveley Jack Richardson Burt Sawade Lynn Schiveley Vince Sellen Art Shotwell Ian Sloan Ellie Smedile Patrick Smedile Mary Staley Vicki Stasch Charles Stavig Andy Stewart Bud Strom Bob Thompson Diane Thompson Tom Thompson Steve Tomas Cliff Verhoeff Warren Walz Richard Wright Anthony Young


Contents Introduction 1

Concept plan

Important considerations

Concept 13

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Context 3

Marina central hub

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Onsite conditions

Civic hub

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Recreation hub

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Throughout the site

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Areas for collaboration

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Public engagement

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Introduction 5 Workshop 1

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Workshop 2

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Summary 24

Workshop 3

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How to find out more or get involved 26

Meeting 4

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Concept goals

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Recent improvements to Seafarers’ Memorial Park south of the project site

Grand entrance to C-F docks

Marine Skills Center

Depot plaza and home to the Anacortes Farmers Market

Esplanade and Anthony’s Restaurant

Small boat hoist at P/Q docks

New small craft facility


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Cap Sante Park

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Project area

Cap Sante Park

This Plan builds on the area’s rich maritime history and is well timed to capture the momentum of recent Port, City, and private investments pictured on the previous page— the Cap Sante Marina’s docks and esplanade, the new Anthony’s, Seafarers’ Memorial Park, Depot Site plaza, Tommy Thompson Trail, and the Marine Skills Center.

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Developed in 2013, the North and West Basin Concept Plan (the Plan) represents a community and Port vision for the Cap Sante Marina north and west basin uplands (outlined in the map to the left). This effort grew from the Port’s desire to improve the function, aesthetics, and connections to an underutilized section of the marina. The area is primarily used for car, RV, boat, and trailer parking and to host waterfront events. During a five-month community-driven process, it became clear that the area holds the potential to fill a much greater role in the city. Once developed, it will help tie downtown to the waterfront and create a major civic and recreational center in the heart of Anacortes. This Plan is an update to the 2008 Port of Anacortes Comprehensive Plan. Projects envisioned by this Plan will be refined and evaluated during design and environmental review processes before being implemented.

North and West Basin Concept Plan 1


Port of Anacortes

Guemes Channel

NORTH AND WEST BASIN CONCEPT PLAN

N Ave Park

Context

Kiwanis Waterfront Park

Existing trails

K Ave

I Ave

T Ave

Public access

Depot

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W.T. Preston

Library

Route to ferries

Possible trails (Anacortes Bikes and Walks Plan)

Anacortes Yacht Club

Downtown commercial core

Esplanade Cap Sante Park

9th St M Ave

410

Q Ave

6th St Causland Park

Commercial Ave

4th St

Parks or public amenities

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12th St

Whitney Elementary School

Route to ferries Rotary Park

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Bus routes (410 & 49)

Safeway

Cap Sante neighborhood access Volunteer Park

Seafarers’ Memorial Park

15th St 49

17th St

Primary project area

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Ben Root Skateboard Park

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Important considerations This section describes the major context and onsite conditions that influenced the Plan.

Context Downtown. The Cap Sante Marina is the closest large recreational waterfront to downtown, less than a third of a mile (about a 6 minute walk) to Commercial Avenue. Museum district. The Depot Arts and Cultural Center, the Maritime Heritage Center, the W.T. Preston, and the Altair-Americus Memorial are important civic spaces located between the Marina’s north and west basins.

Onsite conditions Land Uses Cap Sante Marina as an event destination. In addition to supporting 900 slips and hosting 13,000 visiting boaters annually, Cap Sante Marina is a destination for thousands of visitors attending a wide variety of local and national events. These events include the Waterfront Festival, Trawlerfest, Salmon Derby, Boat Shows, the popular Summer Concert Series, and boating Rendezvous groups. Parking for these activities and marina users is an important function of the project site.

Tommy Thompson and Guemes Trails. The Tommy Thompson and Guemes Trails are part of a vision for an integrated city-wide trail system along Fidalgo Bay and the Guemes Channel. The Tommy Thompson Trail currently travels northward along Q Ave and ends at 11th Street. The Guemes Trail is planned to extend along 6th Street, and connect to the Tommy Thompson Trail via QÂ Ave.

Dog park. A temporary dog park is on the vacant land north of 9th Street.

Cap Sante neighborhood. Cap Sante is a treasured neighborhood, perched on a hill just east of the project site. The 9th Street/Market Street/6th Street route through the project area provides one of only two access routes to the neighborhood. This alternate access is important for evacuation and emergency vehicle access.

Abrupt topography change. The uplands are relatively level except along the east side of Market Street. The abrupt topography change at this location blocks views and physically segregates the north basin.

Madrona grove and wetland. The madrona grove sits between the Depot site and Market Street, and the wetland is west of the Anacortes Wastewater Treatment plant. The community has identified these as important natural areas.

Cap Sante Marina

RV park. The park supports approximately 30 RV sites that hosted 782 RV nights in 2012.

Access, circulation, and topography

Dog park north of 9th Street

Challenging intersection. The 9th Street, R Ave, Market Street, and parking lot access streets create a challenging five-way intersection.

Madrona grove

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Downtown commercial core

U Ave

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4th St

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Anacortes Wastewater Treatment

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wetland

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Dakota Creek Industries

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5th St

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Existing trails Downtown commercial core

Farmers Market

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Challenging intersection

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AA Existing Memorial dog park

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Connect to Waterfront Trail

Large vessel route

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W.T. Preston Museum

8th St

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abrupt topography change

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Museum

Yacht Club 90

Causland Park

Old railroad tracks

madrona grove

Depot

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R Ave

Q Ave

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Commercial Ave

6th St

Cap Sante Park

Natural habitat

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Boat hoist

Steep topography

10th St

Port property City property

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20 10

11th St

old RR tracks

2 foot topographic contours

Esplanade

20

challenging intersection

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Library

Tommy Thompson Trail

9th St

Tommy Thompson Railroad along 9th Street

Parks

Port

Primary project area

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Rotary Park

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12th St

Whitney Elementary 13th St School

Anthony’s

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Seafarers’ Memorial Park

Secondary project area (partnering with City)

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Safeway

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Important onsite considerations

Large vessels have occasionally passed through the project area

Railroad corridors. Two sets of railroad tracks traverse the site. The heavy gauge route runs diagonally across the west basin from the 11th Street and Q Ave intersection to 6th Street and is no longer utilized. The light gauge track runs along 9th Street and turns north into the Depot site. Large vessel/heavy lift route. Large vessels and heavy lift operations have occasionally traveled through the property between Pier 2 and Dakota Creek Industries north of the site and boat repair yards to the south because of the turning radius and overhead clearance available. A new large boat launch south of the site may eliminate this need.

Awkward intersection at 9th Street, R Ave, and Market Street

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Regulations Shoreline Master Program. The Shoreline Master Program designates the shoreline (200 feet from the water line) around the marina as “urban” to “provide for commercial, industrial, and recreational uses; residential uses in some locations; and public land uses while seeking opportunities for protection and restoration of ecological functions.” Zoning. Most of the site is in the City’s Commercial Marine zone, which encourages water-related uses and requires public access to the shoreline. The area near Anthony’s is in a Commercial zone, which encourages retail, mixed, and marine-related uses.


Public engagement Introduction

Engaged audience at Workshop #2

Three public workshops were the heart of this project’s engagement strategy. Held in the Port’s Seafarers’ Memorial Park building, they were well-attended events with an active and engaged crowd. Participants offered their ideas for the study area, critiqued draft alternative concepts, and fine-tuned the preferred concept plan. Between meetings, Port staff and the consultant team collaborated on plan refinements. The concept development reached its culmination at the joint City Council, Planning Commission, and Chamber of Commerce meeting in April. This Plan summarizes these events and provides the detailed recommendations derived from community, Port, and City input.

SET GOALS

Workshop #1 Jan 16

EVALUATE OPTIONS

Workshop #2 Feb 6

REFINE CONCEPT

Workshop #3 Mar 2

CONCEPT PLAN Revised Plan Presentation April 8

Public process

North and West Basin Concept Plan 5


Workshop 1 The first workshop introduced the project and asked participants to provide goals and key considerations. A presentation provided background information on regulations, the physical context, and existing plans (2008 Port of Anacortes Comprehensive Plan and 2004 City of Anacortes Depot Site Master Plan). Participants then discussed what makes the area special and what is currently missing. Participants also identified activities they believed the project area should support. The most popular responses were recreational activities, dining, and attending events. The ten most popular activities and total number of votes are listed below.

Port of Anacortes Comprehensive Plan [2008]

City of Anacortes Depot Site Master Plan [2004]

Launch a nonmotorized boat [29]

Walk [22]

Eat/dine [20]

Listen to a concert [19]

Attend an event/ festival [15]

Launch a motorized boat [15]

Enjoy nature [14]

Host an event/party [11]

Experience art/culture [9]

Play with pets [8]

Preferred activities with number of votes

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4th St

Maintain connection to Cap Sante neighborhood Protect wetland & madrona grove

6th St

Connect to downtown

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Q Ave

Depot

Mixed-use center 9th St

Connect to Depot

Add pedestrian access to marina

Identifying desired activities

Expand small boat center Boat launch Add pedestrian amenities

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9th St

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A-A Memorial

Improve entrance

Relocate dog park Improve aesthetics of RV parking

7th St

8th St

T Ave

5th St

Improve access to Cap Sante Park

Port 11th St

Connect to Safeway

Safeway

Water-related retail & restaurants Anthony’s

Group mapping exercise Rotary Park

Issues and opportunities identified through group mapping exercise

In small groups, participants mapped places to protect, enhance, improve, or change, and located activities they would most like to see.

Noting issues and opportunities

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Port of Anacortes

A presentation summarized issues and popular activities identified in the initial workshop and introduced four development alternatives: “Modest improvements,” “Launching the curve,” “Rails to trails and sails,” and “Reknit to downtown.” The consultants described four development concepts and polled the audience to gauge preferences for each concept and component. In addition, before and after each poll, participants were encouraged to share concerns or thoughts. After discussion, the audience preferred “Reknit to downtown” plus the road configuration, downtown connection, and design inspiration showcased in “Launching the curve” and “Rails to trails and sails.”

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Q Ave 7th St

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Initial response After discussion 43%

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1 - Modest 2 - Launching improvements the curve

3 - rails to trails & sails

4 - reknit to downtown

8 Port ofPick Anacortes Cap concept Sante Marina your favorite (1st impression vs. now)

5th St

Modest improvements V Ave

Anacortes Wastewater Treatment

Buildings - Commercial - Restaurant - Marine services - Boat center

Enhanced dog park Depot Improved & landscaped RV parking

W.T. Preston

8th St

Yacht Club Parking

Commercial/ marine

Enhanced dog park

Parking Boat center

Improved & landscaped RV parking

Cap Sante Park

Expanded esplanade

Parking Commercial/ marine/restaurant

9th St

Parking

Event center

Tommy Thompson Trail 10th St

11th St

Marina parking

Existing roads Marina parking

Old railroad tracks Commercial/ marine

12th St

Natural habitat

Safeway

13th St

Modest improvements Doesn’t solve intersection conflicts Lacks focus Doesn’t improve pedestrian access

Favorite concept from audience polling results:

STATUS QUO CONCEPT

6th St

R Ave

Roads Pedestrian connections Outdoor civic space Enhanced dog park Event center Commercial/restaurant/marine service building Special places where grid meets Esplanade Tommy Thompson Trail Marine Esplanade Parking

Dakota Creek Industries

T Ave

5th St

Tommy Thompson Trail

The purpose of the second workshop was to evaluate options through an open community dialogue.

Development concept alternatives:

4th St

Commercial Ave

Workshop 2

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CONCEPT 2

CONCEPT 3

4th St

5th St

Roads

Yacht Club

W.T. Preston

8th St

Food/small businesses

Cap Sante Park Boat launch

Mixed-use building

9th St

Civic plaza

Passive/ natural/ forested

Yacht Club

Large event space over structured parking

Parking

Food/small Outdoor large event W.T. space Prestion businesses Expanded esplanade Commercial/ mixed-use

Take-out restaurants/ food carts/incubator businesses9thand/or St landscaping to buffer Esplanade from parking Parking

Docks reconfiguration

Q Ave

R Ave

Q Ave

Depot

7th St

Mixed use building - Active ground floor facing plaza - Office/event/meeting/ 8th St community space above

Boat trailer parking

Parking

Large event space - Conference rooms - Banquet hall 8th St - Structured parking - Aquarium

Cap Sante Park

Small boat Boat storage center

Dog park

12th St

Safeway

Safeway

13th St

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Launching the curve

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Yacht Club Parking Boater parking

Events/marina/ small boat center

Cap Sante Park

Event center - Meetings/clas - Small boat ce - Fish touch tan aquarium

Commercial/re marine service

Restaurants Parking

Special places grid meets Esp - Art - Interpretation - Seating

Tommy Thompson Trail

Parking

Expanded marine center

Parking

Commercial/ marine

Expanded esplanade Parking

Tommy Thomp

Tommy Thompson Trail

Marina esplana

Parking andSafeway boat storage

Parking

12th St

Feet 800

13th St

Outdoor civic s - Depot park ex - Dog park - Art - Children’s pla - Ampitheatre - Picnic

Incubator businesses

Marina esplanade - Remains as is or minor improvements 11th St

Tommy Thompson Trail 12th St

Pedestrian con

St Pedestrian10th dock access

Parking

Marina parking

Roads

Boater parking

Outdoor civic space W.T. Prestion

Commercial/restaurant/ marine service buildings

Pedestrian access

Special place where view corridor meets Esplanade11th St Tommy Thompson Trail

Tommy Thompson Trail

11th St

Boat ramp conflict with Esplanade10th St

Marina parking

Reknit to downt

5th St

Commercial/ Outdoor large event space mixed-use - Concerts 9th St - Festivals

Children’s play/park

Port

10th St

Anacortes Wastewater Treatment

Depot

Commercial Ave

Boat trailer & RV parking

Commercial Ave

Q Ave

R Ave

Depot

U Ave

6th St Outdoor civic space - Dog park - Railroad interpretive displays - Children’s play - Picnic 7th St - Forested/passive/natural area

6th St

7th St

Dakota Creek Industries

Pedestrian connections

Expanded Esplanade Outdoor civic space - Plaza - Seating

5th St

V Ave

Anacortes Wastewater Treatment

T Ave

Roads

6th St

Commercial Ave

Dakota Creek Industries

R Ave

5th St

Rails to trails & sails

V Ave

5th St

T Ave

Launching the curve V Ave

Anacortes Wastewater Treatment

4th St

U Ave

U Ave Dakota Creek Industries

T Ave

5th St

Port of Anacortes

Port of Anacortes

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13th St

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Rails to trails & sails

Reknit to downtown

Draw inspiration from maritime and railroad history

Locate civic space between museum district and waterfront

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4th St

8th St

Depot

W.T. Preston

Yacht Club

Cap Sante Park

7th St

8th St

Depot

W.T. Preston

Yacht Club

U Ave

CONCEPT 3

Reknit to downtown

V Ave

Anacortes Wastewater Treatment

T Ave

Dakota Creek Industries

5th St

6th St

R Ave

Q Ave

5th St

5th St

Commercial Ave

T Ave

Anacortes Wastewater Treatment

6th St

Commercial Ave

R Ave

Q Ave

Commercial Ave

6th St

7th St

Dakota Creek Industries

R Ave

5th St

5th St

V Ave

U Ave Anacortes Wastewater Treatment

V Ave

Dakota Creek Industries

T Ave

5th St

U Ave

4th St

CONCEPT 1

Launching the curve

Q Ave

Configure roads with at least one through route

4th St

7th St

Depot

Yacht Club

W.T. Preston

8th St

Cap Sante Park

Cap Sante Park

9th St

5th St

Depot

Cap Sante Park

9th St

7th St

Depot

7th St

U Ave

Cap Sante Park

13th St

Esplanade special spots 4th St

Rails to trails & sails

Depot

Yacht Club

W.T. Preston

Cap Sante Park

Dakota Creek Industries

Anacortes Wastewater Treatment

T Ave

Commercial buildings create a wall 5th St

8th St

7th St

8th St

9th St

9th St

10th St

10th St

11th St

11th St

Depot

W.T. Preston

Anacortes Wastewater Treatment

Reknit to downtown

5th St

Depot

W.T. Preston

Yacht Club

Cap Sante Park

9th St

6th St

Commercial Ave

R Ave

6th St

5th St

V Ave

CONCEPT 2

U Ave 5th St

V Ave

T Ave

Anacortes Wastewater Treatment

R Ave

Q Ave

Commercial Ave

7th St

4th St

Dakota Creek Industries

Dakota Creek Industries

6th St

U Ave

4th St

5th St

CONCEPT 3

U Ave

5th St

13th St

T Ave

Safeway

T.T. Trail alignment

V Ave

T Ave

Yacht Club

Safeway

12th St

7th St

Depot

W.T. Preston

12th St

Doesn’t protect wetland

13th St

8th St

R Ave

Q Ave

Safeway

11th St

Cap Sante Park

11th St

Safeway

Reknit to downtown

10th St

Yacht Club

W.T. Preston

10th St

12th St

CONCEPT 3

5th St

6th St

8th St

9th St

10th St

Anacortes Wastewater Treatment

9th St

8th St

11th St

Scale of event center inappropriate and too far from activity centers

5th St

Provide many pedestrian paths and connect to City streets

Yacht Club

W.T. Preston

Dakota Creek Industries

13th St

Anacortes Wastewater Treatment

6th St

Commercial Ave

R Ave

7th St

8th St

Dakota Creek Industries

T Ave

5th St

R Ave

Anacortes Wastewater Treatment

Rails to trails & sails

6th St

Commercial Ave

Celebrate route to downtown by Depot and south entry

Dakota Creek Industries

U Ave

U Ave

CONCEPT 2 V Ave

5th St

Through route

12th St

4th St

T Ave

13th St

5th St

V Ave

4th St

Safeway

Q Ave

13th St

4th St

10th St

11th St

V Ave

12th St

Safeway

Civic space

Create special moments along Esplanade

Commercial Ave

Historic rail inspiration

Commercial Ave

Blocks views

11th St

Q Ave

12th St

10th St

R Ave

11th St

9th St

Align Tommy Thompson Trail through Depot site

Q Ave

10th St

Q Ave

9th St

Barrier to the water

Yacht Club

10th St

Cap Sante Park

11th St

12th St Safeway

12th St

13th St

Pedestrian connectivity

12th St

Routes to downtown Safeway

13th St

Safeway

13th St

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Workshop 3

Alternative locations explored for the event center. The final location combines the orientation of the second and third W.T. options with the locationPreston of the first.:

Participants also marked the projects they most wanted to see completed (see dots map to right). A waterfront event center and small boat center were attendees’ clear priorities.

Limited views out

Q Ave

During the third workshop, participants commented on the draft concept plan and prioritized implementation actions. Attendees discussed complex elements including the events center location and the type of boat launch desired.

Least impact on water views

9th St

Sited over railroad right-ofway Workshop 3 Port’s Office W.T. Preston

The revised plan was presented at a joint meeting with the City Council, Planning Commission, and Chamber of Commerce in April 2013. Comments were positive, with particular excitement around the opportunity to build on the City’s “pedestrianization” of 6th Street between downtown and the project area and locating the small boat center adjacent to the yacht club.

Top priority projects dot exercise Votes

Too far from marina central hub

Q Ave

Meeting 4

9th St

Best relationship to multi-use plaza

Road configuration Port’s Office W.T. Preston

Small boat center

Doesn’t activate/connect to outdoor event space

Q Ave

Waterfront event center

9th St

Closest to dock entrance

Port’s Office

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Concept goals The following goals, derived from the community process, drove development of the concept. These represent clear guiding principles for future development in the project area.

Expand civic space The Plan should harness the tremendous opportunity to build on and extend the museum district to the waterfront, accommodate a variety of activities/events and enhance the waterfront experience.

Improve connections to downtown

Maintain views

The Plan should enhance the connections between the waterfront and downtown to build on both places’ activities and events.

Development should preserve physical access to the waterfront and protect views from key places and City street ends.

Increase walkability

Include new preferred activities

Development should improve connections within the study area to make walking a safe and pleasant experience for all ages and abilities.

As much as is feasible, the Plan should accommodate participants’ preferred activities. (See page 6 for desired activities.)

Improve vehicular mobility

Build on marine and railroad history

The driving experience should be simple, intuitive, and safe. At a minimum, improvements should reduce congestion at the 11th Street marina entrance, address the “pinchpoint” intersection at R Ave and 9th Street, and maintain access to the Cap Sante neighborhood and a large vessels onland route.

Design should draw inspiration from the maritime and railroad history of the area. This could influence decisions around unifying materials, public art, and site layout around the former railroads. Also, development should incorporate the cultural and educational themes embodied in the museum district if appropriate.

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U Ave

Dakota Creek Industries

T Ave

Anacortes Wastewater Treatment

5th St

5th St

Wetland

potential pedestrian bridge

Q Ave

R Ave

Tommy Thompson Trail alternative

viewing platform

Circulation Streets Tommy Thompson Trail extension Tommy Thompson Trail alternate Esplanade Enhanced intersection & signs

RV parking

Madrona grove

picnic area/ lawn

Depot Tommy Thompson Trail extension

Yacht Club boat center

W.T. Preston

dog park

children’s play area lawn

8th St

mixeduse

incubator businesses

Vegetation Lawn or natural ground cover Trees or landscaping

trailer parking

marina parking

Mar ket

St

7th St

Concept Plan

V Ave

6th St

service building

small boat storage & lay down

Cap Sante Park

Amenities Plaza Special paving Art, viewing, seating, etc. RR tracks

boat ramp multi-use event plaza

mixeduse

9th St

pedestrian connection to Cap Sante Park

waterfront event center

Building Existing Marine related Mixed use Waterfront event center

10th St

West Basin building

11th St

marinerelated commercial building

Anthony’s Safeway

Tommy Thompson Trail alternate

13th St

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Note: The configuration of in-water facilities is conceptual. Actual configuration to be determined in design phases.

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Port of Anacortes

4th St

U Ave

NORTH AND WEST BASIN CONCEPT PLAN

Concept Plan

V Ave

Dakota Creek Industries

T Ave

Anacortes Wastewater Treatment

5th St

5th St

Circulation Streets Tommy Thompson Trail extension Tommy Thompson Trail alternate Esplanade Enhanced intersection & signs

Wetland

6th St

potential pedestrian bridge

Q Ave

R Ave

Tommy Thompson Trail alternative

RV parking

Madrona grove

picnic area/ lawn

Depot Tommy Thompson Trail extension

W.T. Preston

dog park

children’s play area lawn

8th St

mixeduse

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marina parking

3

Vegetation Lawn or natural ground cover Trees or landscaping

Yacht Club boat center trailer parking

Mar

Commercial Ave

ket St

7th St

viewing platform

incubator businesses

service building

small boat storage & lay down

Amenities Plaza Special paving Art, viewing, seating, etc. RR tracks

Cap Sante Park

boat ramp

multi-use event plaza

mixeduse

Building Existing Marine related Mixed use Waterfront event center

9th St

waterfront event center

pedestrian connection to Cap Sante Park

Concept

10th St

11th St

1

West Basin building

marinerelated commercial building

12th St Anthony’s Safeway

Tommy Thompson Trail alternate

13th St

Three functional zones: 1) marina central hub, 2) civic hub, and 3) recreation hub. Note: The configuration of in-water facilities is conceptual. Actual configuration to be determined in design phases.

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The final concept, pictured at left, was developed thanks to the creativity, dedication, and “cando” spirit of the Port, City, and community members that participated in the effort. It meets the project goals (page 11) while responding to the site’s unique context and conditions (pages 3-4). The concept diagram illustrates the suggested circulation and layout of future development. 200

400

Feet 800

The following pages describe the major objective and vision for the Plan’s three primary zones -- the marina central hub, civic hub, and recreation hub. (Note, these zones do not have specific boundaries; they are intended to highlight clusters of activity and provide an organizing framework to discuss recommendations). Bolded recommendations are major actions, and bulleted items are design suggestions. It should be noted, this Plan is intended to set a vision and direction for development in the project area. The environmental, economic, and functional viability of each component should be evaluated prior to implementation. Commercial development is illustrated to suggest preferred type and placement of development but will occur as demand warrants. Further, implementation will depend on the continuing partnerships of the Port, Chamber, City, community, and business owners. Specific areas where partnerships are required are discussed in “Areas for collaboration” on page 23.

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Circulation Streets Tommy Thompson Trail extension Tommy Thompson Trail alternate Esplanade Enhanced intersection & signs

W.T. Preston

mixeduse

pedestrian connection to Cap Sante Park

multi-use event plaza

9th St

Building Existing Marine related Mixed use Waterfront event center

waterfront event center

10th St

Port of Anacortes

11th St

Concept Plan

V Ave

Dakota Creek Industries

T Ave

U Ave

NORTH AND WEST BASIN CONCEPT PLAN

Anacortes Wastewater Treatment

5th St

5th St

Circulation Streets Tommy Thompson Trail extension Tommy Thompson Trail alternate Esplanade Enhanced intersection & signs

Wetland

6th St

potential pedestrian bridge

Q Ave

R Ave

Tommy Thompson Trail alternative

RV parking

Madrona grove

picnic area/ lawn

Depot Tommy Thompson Trail extension

200 ket St

0

W.T. Preston

children’s play area lawn

8th St

mixeduse

Feet 400

Vegetation Lawn or natural ground cover Trees or landscaping

Yacht Club

dog park marina parking

boat center

trailer parking

Mar

Commercial Ave

7th St

viewing platform

incubator businesses

service building

small boat storage & lay down

Amenities Plaza Special paving Art, viewing, seating, etc. RR tracks

Cap Sante Park

boat ramp multi-use event plaza

marinerelated commercial building

mixeduse

Building Existing Marine related Mixed use Waterfront event center

9th St

waterfront event center

10th St

11th St

1

12th St

pedestrian connection to Cap Sante Park

Anthony’s

West Basin building

marinerelated commercial building

Safeway

12th St Anthony’s Safeway

Tommy Thompson Trail alternate

13th St

0

200

400

Feet 800

Marina central hub close-up Note: The configuration of in-waterTommy facilities is conceptual. Thompson Actual configuration to be determinedTrail in alternate design phases.

13th St

14 Port of Anacortes Cap Sante Marina

incubator businesses

service building

Marina central hub The marina central hub is the northern-most area in the West Basin, spanning from just north of Anthony’s to 9th Street. Objective This area’s primary objective is to support users of the west marina docks. Vision

West Basin building 4th St

children’s play area

small boat storage & lay down

boat ramp

mixeduse

Amenities Plaza Special paving Art, viewing, seating, etc. RR tracks

trailer parking

marina parking

lawn

8th St

Vegetation Lawn or natural ground cover Trees or landscaping

p Sante Park

boat center dog park

Mar ket

Commercial Ave

V Ave

Concept Plan

Tommy Thompson Trail extension

St

7th St

The West Basin building will remain, and the parking areas will be reconfigured with a new north-south internal drive. Space to support a new marine-related commercial building is identified north of the Anthony’s. Esplanade improvements will continue northward, with “special moments” -- i.e., viewpoints, resting areas, art, signage -- occurring at street ends.


Access and circulation Organize parking around a north-south internal drive between Q Ave and the Esplanade. •• Design the internal drive to slow vehicles and protect pedestrians and cyclists. •• Generously landscape the parking lots while preserving street end views. •• Clearly designate walking paths through the lots. •• Incorporate pervious paving and natural drainage where feasible. Provide access from 9th and 10th Streets to reduce congestion at the main 11th Street entrance. Add curb bulbouts at pedestrian crossings where feasible.

Accommodate a large vessel/heavy lift alternate route. •• Design parking areas to accommodate large vessel turns between Q Ave,11th Street, the internal drive, and R Ave. Consider using curbless planters and hardy shrubs and ground cover for occasional drive-overs.

Natural rainwater drainage in parking lot (L.A. Zoo)

•• Maintain overhead clearance along this route. Site marine commercial development, as demand warrants, north of Anthony’s. •• Collaborate with designers to celebrate waterfront views and relate to and potentially spill out on an expanded Esplanade. Relocate any incubator businesses affected by the new internal drive elsewhere.

Parking lot islands accommodating a wide turning radius (Arkansas)

Existing incubator businesses

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St

lawn

Concept Plan

V Ave

Anacortes Wastewater Treatment

T Ave

U Ave

NORTH AND WEST BASIN CONCEPT PLAN

5th St

Circulation Streets Tommy Thompson Trail extension Tommy Thompson Trail alternate Esplanade Enhanced intersection & signs

Wetland

6th St

potential pedestrian bridge

Q Ave

R Ave

Tommy Thompson Trail alternative

picnic area/ lawn

dog park

children’s play area lawn

mixeduse

multi-use event plaza

Vegetation Lawn or natural ground cover Trees or landscaping

Yacht Club boat center

incubator businesses

mixeduse

service building

2

small boat storage & lay down

multi-use event plaza

mixeduse

Amenities Plaza Special paving Art, viewing, seating, etc. RR tracks

Cap Sante Park

boat ramp

mixeduse

Building Existing Marine related Mixed use Waterfront event center

9th St

pedestrian connection to Cap Sante Park

waterfront event center

10th St

0

West Basin building

200

Feet 400

waterfront event center

11th St

marinerelated commercial building

12th St Anthony’s Safeway

Tommy Thompson Trail alternate

13th St

marina parking

10th St

0

200

400

Feet 800

Civic hub close-up Note: The configuration of in-water facilities is conceptual. Actual configuration to be determined in design phases.

West Basin building

11th St 16 Port of Anacortes Cap Sante Marina

incubator businesses

Vision

trailer parking

A plaza and park will extend from the Depot site to the waterfront, creating a space for large community events as well small smallas boat storage & service gatherings. It will accommodate diverse lay down building activities including dining, children’s play, picnicking, sitting, and strolling.

Cap Sante Park

boat ramp

trailer parking

marina parking

Mar ke

Commercial Ave

t St

9th St W.T. Preston

8th St

viewing platform

RV parking

Madrona grove Depot

Tommy Thompson Trail extension

children’s play area

Port of Anacortes

Dakota Creek Industries

This area intends to provide a major waterfront Yacht civic space that builds on Club the museum district and downtown proximity. boat

dog park

ket W.T. Preston

8th St

5th St

Objective

center

Building Existing Marine related Mixed use Waterfront event center

4th St

The civic hub generally extends from 10th Street to just east of Market Street.

picnic area/ lawn

Tommy Thompson Trail extension

7th St

Civic hub

viewing platform

RV parking

Madrona grove Depot

Amenities Plaza Special paving Art, viewing, seating, etc. RR tracks

Commercial Ave

R Ave

Q Ave

Vegetation Lawn or natural ground cover Trees or landscaping

7th St

potential pedestrian bridge

Tommy Thompson Trail alternative

Mar

V Ave

6th St

Circulation Streets Tommy Thompson Trail extension Tommy Thompson Trail alternate Esplanade Enhanced intersection & signs

pedestrian connection to Cap Sante Park

5th St

Wetland

Concept Plan

p Sante Park

V Ave

U Dakota Creek Industries

T Ave

Anacortes Wastewater Treatment

5th St

An event center will host marina-related and community events. It is well located to maximize waterfront views and spill out on and activate the plaza to the north. When demand warrants, new mixed-use buildings will be developed on the west edge of the plaza where they provide ground floor retail, restaurants, and services. The Tommy Thompson Trail alternate (slow route) will join the Esplanade and then travel to the Depot plaza alongside the madrona grove. Incubator businesses will line the eastern edge of the civic space to attract activity.

ped con to San


Multi-use plaza, lawn, dog park, and children’s play area Construct the multi-use plaza to accommodate activities in the event center and mixed-use buildings, as well as outdoor concerts and festivals.

Provide ample seating.1 •• Locate seating to make use of sunlight, views, and wind protection. •• Provide outdoor seating areas for dining and gathering adjacent to the buildings.

•• Include a functional stage area in the plaza that also accommodates daily activities (e.g., eating lunch, sitting, and viewing the waterfront) during nonperformance times.

•• Provide a variety of seating types and arrangements. Include some linear or outward-facing seating options for privacy, inward-facing options for social interaction, and moveable seating for flexibility.

•• As much as is practical, orient the stage so the audience does not face directly into the sun.

•• Integrate some seating into design features (e.g., seat walls, grass mounds, and steps) to increase overall seating capacity.

Create unique outdoor “rooms”—lawn, dog park, children’s play, and plaza subareas— for a variety of experiences.

•• Prioritize warm-feeling materials.

•• Use modest grade changes, seating arrangements, planting diversity, and special paving to distinguish these rooms, while providing ADA accessibility. •• Design the rooms for groups but with features that feel comfortable for individuals. •• Maintain visual connections between grade levels. Slope the lawn area to maximize views of the waterfront and children’s play area.

Wall defines park subareas and provides seats (Seafarers’ Memorial Park)

A variety of activities in a public plaza (Seattle, WA)

Carefully choose plants and their locations. •• Prioritize native, low-maintenance plants that are appropriately hardy in waterfront conditions. •• Carefully consider the height, density, and location of trees and shrubs to maintain and celebrate waterfront views. •• Water lawns and planters that double as seats on a schedule that allows them to be dry during high-use times.

Plaza steps down to the water’s edge and linear seating accommodates small groups and individuals (Washington, DC)

1 As a point of reference, Project for Public Spaces recommends 1 linear foot of seating per 30 square feet of plaza. San Francisco recommends 1 linear foot of seating for each linear foot of plaza perimeter.

Natural material seating along pedestrian path (Seattle, WA)

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Partner with the City to visually attract people to the plaza from downtown. •• Extend plaza design features on 9th Street to Q Ave. •• Partner with the City to continue improvements on routes to Commercial Ave. Attractive dog park (Tampa, FL)

•• Include places for banners or kiosks to advertise events along routes from downtown. Locate an approximately 10,000 square foot dog park across Market Street from the madrona grove. •• Design this facility to sustain its attractive appearance over time. •• Site the dog park in a location convenient to boaters, RV park users, and community members and to activate the north civic plaza.

Maritime theme children’s play area (Newport, NJ)

•• Securely fence the area for the safety of pets and people. Provide a safe place for children to play that is appropriate for the waterfront setting. •• Locate a children’s play area near the incubator businesses. •• Encourage water-oriented interactive play that educates children about the waterfront and water systems.

Temporary festivals and small events (Philadelphia, PA)

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•• Incorporate features that enclose the area for safety (e.g., attractive fences, benches, or hedges) with at least two entries. •• Include seating facing the play area to allow monitoring and encourage socializing. •• Consider including a drinking fountain and water for play, especially if using sand in the play area. •• Incorporate play structures that require physical exertion, such as swings and monkey bars.

Event center, mixed-use buildings, and incubator businesses Create an edge for and activate the outdoor public space by developing an event center and commercial buildings when demand warrants. •• Design the event center to accommodate up to 1,000 people for waterfront-focused events (e.g., Trawlerfest, Salmon Derby, Waterfront festival, boat shows) as well as small, intimate gatherings. •• Use quality materials.


•• Provide transparency to minimize blocking water views. •• Consider including commercial retail and services on the ground floor of the event center and mixed use buildings2 to increase activity near the plaza and park. •• Orient entrances and windows toward the plaza and park. Incorporate features that blur indoor and outdoor space, allowing activity to spill outside when weather permits. Provide utilities and recruit small incubator businesses to define the plaza’s eastern edge. •• Encourage the incubator services near the children’s play area to offer family-oriented, recreational activities, such as an ice cream shop or mini-touch-tank.

Circulation and access Connect Market Street to the new northsouth internal drive as illustrated in the concept diagram. Safely accommodate bicyclists. •• Clearly delineate the walking and bicycling paths on the Esplanade and up to the Depot site from the plaza and park areas. Consider using seat walls, planters, bollards, or grade changes to define bicycle and walking zones. At a minimum, use textural transitions.

Event center interacts with adjacent outdoor space (Puyallup, WA)

•• Provide ample bicycle racks. In the long term, partner with the City to develop a pedestrian bridge on the 6th Street right-of-way to minimize impacts on the wetland while providing pedestrian, bicycle, and one-lane emergency access to the Cap Sante neighborhood. •• Situate the bridge/access route to minimize impacts on Dakota Creek Industries. •• Design to maximize views, and consider including a viewing platform.

Accommodate various modes of transportation (Malmo, Sweden)

•• Consider closing Market Street once this route is established to completely connect the civic areas.

2 Note that the event center and mixed-use buildings could swap locations.

Wetland overpass accomodates emergency vehicles and pedestrians

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U Ave Wetland Circulation Streets Tommy Thompson Trail extension Tommy Thompson Trail alternate Esplanade potential Tommy Enhanced Thompsonintersection & signs viewing pedestrian bridge

Trail alternative

6th St

potential pedestrian bridge

Q Ave

R Ave

Tommy Thompson Trail alternative

RV parking

Madrona grove

picnic area/ lawn

Depot Tommy Thompson Trail extension dog park

marina parking

W.T. Preston

9th St

children’s play area lawn

8th St

mixeduse

mixeduse

3

Yacht Club

incubator businesses

lawn

trailer parking

service building

small boat storage & lay down

boat ramp

R Ave W.T. Preston

lawn

Art, viewing, seating, etc. RR tracks

multi-use event plaza

Building Existing Marine related Mixed use Waterfront event center

pedestrian connection to Cap Sante Park

mixeduse

marina parking

incubator businesses

service building

V Ave

boat ramp

9th St

Anthony’s Safeway

Tommy Thompson Trail alternate

200

Feet 400

0

200

400

Feet 800

V Ave

small boat storage & lay down

Plaza Special paving Art, viewing, seating, etc. RR tracks

Cap Sante Park

Art, viewi RR tracks

multi-use event plaza

mixeduse

West Basin building

boat center

Esplanade improvements will continue in this zone, coordinated with theVegetation eventual Amenities Lawn or natural ground cover reconfiguration of the north marina docks. Trees or be landscaping Led byCap theSante City, the Cap Sante trail will Plaza Park improved with additional seating and viewing Amenities areas on the route to Rotary Park. Special pa

boat ramp

marinerelated commercial building

0

small boat storage & trailer parking lay down

mixeduse

12th St

13th St

children’s play area

Boaters will have convenient parking and loading areas, and an expanded north marina Circulation service building will accommodate a growing Vegetation Streets number of users. The RV parking will be well Tommy Thompson Trail extension landscaped, provide services, and help activate Lawn or n Tommy Thompson Trail alternate the northeastern civic space.

Trees or l

Yacht Club

dog

service park building

Circulation Streets Objective Tommy T This area creates a major recreational center for locals and visitors and intends to bring Port of Anacortes Tommy T more people to the water. NORTH AND WEST BASIN CONCEPT PLAN Esplanade Vision Enhanced Concept Plan

Esplanade Enhanced intersection & signs

Trail

incubator businesses

Amenities

multi-use event plaza

waterfront event center

mixeduse

picnic area/ lawn

Tommy

extension Circulation Streets Tommy Thompson Trail extension Tommy Thompson Trail alternate Esplanade Enhanced intersection & signs

8th StPlaza Special paving

Cap Sante Park

10th St

11th St

Madrona grove Depot

Vegetation Lawn or natural ground cover Trees or landscaping

boat center

Mar

ket

Commercial Ave

St

7th St

viewing platform

Commercial Ave

Wetland

boat center

viewing platform

trailer RV parking parking

Concept 7th St PlanThompson

children’s play area

5th St

marina parking

Port of Anacortes

NORTH AND WEST BASIN CONCEPT PLAN

V Ave

T Ave

Anacortes Wastewater Treatment

U Ave

W.T. Preston

Dakota Creek Industries

dog park

potential pedestrian bridge

Tommy Thompson Trail alternative

5th St

Yacht Club

Wetland

Q Ave

St ket

4th St

5th St

picnic area/ lawn

6th St

Mar

pedestrian connection to Cap Sante Park

Anacortes Wastewater Treatment

Dakota Creek Industries

St

Building Existing Marine related Mixed use Waterfront event center

RV parking

T Ave

Madrona 5th St grove

ket

Amenities Plaza Special paving Art, viewing, seating, etc. Depot RR tracks

mmy mpson rail nsion

4th St

platform

Mar

R Ave

Q Ave

p Sante Park

The recreation hub is located in the north basin.

5th St

U Ave

Vegetation Lawn or natural ground cover Trees or landscaping

Recreation hub

T Ave

Dakota Creek Industries

Concept Plan

V Ave

Anacortes Wastewater Treatment

waterfront event center

Recreation hub close-up 10th St

Note: The configuration of inwater facilities is conceptual. Actual configuration to be determined in design phases.

Building Existing Marine related Mixed use Waterfront event center

pedestrian connection to Cap Sante Park

pedestrian connection to Cap Sante Park

waterfront event center West Basin building

11th St

marinerelated commercial building

12th St

West Basin

Concept Pla

Building Existing Marine re Mixed us Waterfron

Cap Sante and Rotary Park trail

Anthony’s Safeway

20 Port of Anacortes Cap Sante Marina building Tommy Thompson Trail alternate

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North marina site preparation, parking, and pathways Construct a well-designed and efficient multi-use parking area. •• Regrade the north basin as needed to connect to the Depot site and the rest of the project area. •• Provide ample parking for cars and trailers. Generously landscape the parking lots (while preserving important views), incorporate pervious paving and natural drainage where feasible (see images on page 15), and clearly designate walking paths. •• Create walking paths between the RV park, civic spaces, docks, boat ramp, laydown area, small boat center, and parking that accommodate strollers, wheelchairs, and carts.

RV parking Provide recreational vehicle (RV) parking. •• Create a small, attractive park for approximately 30 RVs with utility hook-ups in the northwest quadrant of the north basin. •• Locate a picnic area in the southwest corner to encourage RV campers to explore the surroundings, walk to town, and activate the civic space. •• Buffer the RV parking area with landscaping to improve aesthetics and reduce noise impacts.

North marina service building Construct an expanded service building at the T Ave terminus. •• Design the building to be an eye-catching and elegant landmark viewable from T Ave. •• Accommodate the service needs of marina, park, and RV camp users with family-friendly restrooms, showers, and laundry.

Small boat center

Attractive RV parking

Support construction of a small boat center. •• Support construction of a small boat center adjacent to the Anacortes Yacht Club. •• Partner with small boaters, the Yacht Club, and the City to seamlessly connect the boat center to the marina’s small boat facilities, such as the secure storage yard and P/Q dock hoist.

Boat ramp Determine the best location for a boat ramp. •• Estimate the dredging and construction costs of developing a boat ramp east of the P/Q dock (shown on the concept) or aligned with the T Ave entrance.

Shilshole Bay Marina and small boat lift (Seattle, WA)

•• Determine the best location for a boat ramp by comparing the pros and cons of the locations. At a minimum, consider cost and impacts to boater safety, in-water traffic, upland parking, and the environment.

•• Clearly define walking paths from the RV park to the Depot site, multi-use plaza and park areas, marina, and small boat center. Kayak storage (Beacon, NY)

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V Av

Dakota Creek Industries

T Ave

Anacortes Wastewater Treatment

5th St

5th St

C

Wetland

6th St

potential pedestrian bridge

Q Ave

R Ave

Tommy Thompson Trail alternative

Tommy Thompson Trail

picnic area/ lawn

Tommy Thompson Trail extension

t St Mar ke

Commercial Ave

mixeduse

children’s play area

incubator businesses

multi-use event plaza

mixeduse

9th St

TT Trail

waterfront event center

alternate access West Basin building

11th St

Temporary public art (Pier 62, Seattle, WA) marinerelated commercial building

12th St Anthony’s Safeway

Tommy Thompson Trail alternate

13th St

Tommy Thompson Trail (offsite) and alternate (onsite)

Note: The configuration of in-water facilities is conceptual. Actual configuration to be determined in design phases.

Art defines waterfront promenade and functions as shade structure (Barcelona, Spain)

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V

•• Provide access on 13thcenter and 9th Streets, and trailer marina add wayfinding signs on Q Ave at 13th and 9th parking parking Streets.

dog park

lawn

8th St

10th St

Create a Tommy Thompson Trail “alternate” Yacht along the water. Club boat

W.T. Preston

Historical interpretation wrapped around utility box (Victoria, BC)

Throughout the site RV parking

Madrona grove Depot

7th St

viewing platform

small boat storage & lay down

A

Cap Sante Park

•• Design the trail alternative to accommodate pedestrians, slower cyclists, and joggers boat ramp (see page 19 circulation recommendations). service building

•• Encourage the City to provide access and coordinated wayfinding on 6th Street between Q Ave and the Depot site.

Art, culture, and history

B pedestrian connection to Cap Sante Park

Draw design inspiration from the site’s maritime and railroad history and culture. •• Consider these inspirations when choosing materials, designing details, etc. •• Partner with Trail Tales, Art on the Rails, the Anacortes Arts Commission, the Depot Arts and Cultural Center, and historic fire engine advocates to create a cohesive, elegant, public art plan for the civic space. Consider opportunities along the Tommy Thompson Railroad and at special places (stars on the concept diagram) on the Esplanade that tie into existing Anacortes art routes. •• Encourage art that will create a sense of joy and delight, stimulate play and creativity (especially by making it interactive), and promote conversation. •• Partner with the Depot Arts and Cultural Center and arts community to program

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•• Coordinate with the City to incorporate bird habitat, nesting, and alighting opportunities in areas where they do not interfere with moorage.

Areas for collaboration R Ave, 9th Street, Market Street, and railroad right-of-ways and proposed plaza R Ave, 9 Street, Market Street, and heavy gauge right-of-way are City property. Coordination with the City to craft joint-use agreements, transfer ownership if needed, and design these spaces to achieve concept goals is recommended. th

Small boat center and north marina access This Plan recommends coordinating with the City to support a small boat center on City property adjacent to the yacht club (see page 21). Participants reported an awkward and unsafe five-way intersection at T Ave, 6th Street, and the yacht club street. Collaboration with the City is recommended to simplify the intersection while maintaining access to the marina, 6th Street, and the yacht club, and celebrating the T Ave marina entrance.

RV parking

Madrona grove

picnic area/ lawn

Tommy Thompson Trail extension

W.T. Preston

8th St

9 St th

mixeduse

Yacht Club

dog park

Market St children’s play area lawn

R Ave

5th St

5-way intersection

viewing platform potential pedestrian bridge

Tommy Thompson Trail alternative

Depot

7th St

U Ave

Wetland

6th St

6th St

Anacortes Wastewater Treatment

V Ave

Dakota Creek Industries

T Ave

5th St

t

•• Consider requiring LEED®-certified buildings.

Existing wetland (Anacortes, WA)

et S

•• Employ low impact development (LID) strategies. For example, where feasible, landscape with native plants, minimize impervious surfaces, design natural drainage systems for rainwater runoff, and construct buildings with energy efficient systems.

4th St

Mark

Maintain and, where possible, improve ecological functions and resiliency.

R Ave

Ecology

Further study is needed to determine the feasibility of constructing a pedestrian bridge over the wetland at 6th Street. (Goals and design suggestions for this bridge are included on page 19. Considerations include allowing emergency vehicle access to the Cap Sante neighborhood, providing view opportunities, and minimizing impacts to the adjacent Dakota Creek operations.) If this bridge is feasible, the potential to close Market Street to fully unite the civic spaces should be evaluated.

Q Ave

•• Consider relocating the Altair Americus Memorial to a more prominent location in the civic space, such as at the 9th Street terminus.

6th Street right-of-way and proposed pedestrian bridge

Commercial Ave

cultural events in the plaza, such as temporary exhibits, concerts, and theatrical events.

incubator businesses

marina parking

service building

trailer parking

boat center

small boat storage & lay down

Cap Sante Park

boat ramp multi-use event plaza

mixeduse

9th St

p co

waterfront event center

10th St

S

RR corridor West Basin building

11th St

Places requiring collaboration with City marinerelated service building

12th St

Note: The configuration of in-water facilities is conceptual. Actual configuration to be determined in design phases. Anthony’s

Safeway

Tommy Thompson Trail alternate

13th St

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Summary Expanded civic space

U Ave 5th St

potential pedestrian bridge

Q Ave

R Ave

Tommy Thompson Trail alternative

U Ave R Ave

Q Ave

V Ave

T Ave

RV parking

Madrona grove

picnic area/ lawn

Depot

Vegetation Lawn or natural ground cover Trees or landscaping

Yacht Club boat center

St

dog park

trailer parking

marina parking

ket W.T. Preston

children’s play area lawn

8th St

incubator businesses

small boat storage & lay down

service building

Amenities Plaza Special paving Art, viewing, seating, etc. RR tracks

Cap Sante Park

boat ramp

mixeduse

multi-use event plaza

mixeduse

Building Existing Marine related Mixed use Waterfront event center

pedestrian connection to Cap Sante Park

waterfront event center

10th St

Mar

incubator businesses

lawn

West Basin building

11th St

trailer parking

marina parking

ket

Commercial Ave

St

boat center

small boat storage & lay down

service building

Amenities Plaza Special paving Art, viewing, seating, etc. RR tracks

Cap Sante Park

boat ramp

mixeduse

Circulation Streets Tommy Thompson Trail extension Tommy Thompson Trail alternate Esplanade Enhanced intersection & signs

viewing platform

Tommy Thompson Trail extension

7th St

Vegetation Lawn or natural ground cover Trees or landscaping

Yacht Club

dog park

children’s play area

8th St

potential pedestrian bridge

Tommy Thompson Trail alternative

9th St

viewing platform

picnic area/ lawn

Tommy Thompson Trail extension

W.T. Preston

Concept Plan

RV parking

Madrona grove Depot

multi-use event plaza

marinerelated commercial building

Civic space

12th St

Anthony’s

Safeway

mixeduse

Building Existing Marine related Mixed use Waterfront event center

0

Maintained and enhanced views

4th St

Dakota Creek Industries

5th St

Draft concept Circulation Streets Tommy Thompson Trail extension Tommy Thompson Trail alternate Esplanade Pedestrian connection Enhanced intersection & signs

Wetland

0

Concept Plan

V Ave

Dakota Creek Industries

T Ave

U Ave

NORTH AND WEST BASIN CONCEPT PLAN

Anacortes Wastewater Treatment

5th St

5th St

Circulation Streets Tommy Thompson Trail extension Tommy Thompson Trail alternate Esplanade Enhanced intersection & signs

Wetland

6th St

potential pedestrian bridge

Q Ave

R Ave

Tommy Thompson Trail alternative

dog park

mixeduse

Yacht Club

dog park

R Ave

8th St

incubator businesses

Vegetation Lawn or natural ground cover Trees or landscaping

trailer parking

marina parking

children’s play area lawn

service building

small boat storage & lay down

boat center

Amenities Plaza Special paving Art, viewing, seating, etc. RR tracks

Cap Sante Park

boat ramp

mixeduse

multi-use event plaza

mixeduse

9th St

Building Existing Marine related Mixed use Waterfront event center

pedestrian connection to Cap Sante Park

waterfront event center

10th St

West Basin building

11th St

marinerelated service building

12th St

incubator businesses

Safeway

Tommy Thompson Trail alternate

13th St

trailer parking

marina parking

Mar

children’s play area lawn

8th St

picnic area/ lawn

Tommy Thompson Trail extension

W.T. Preston

Vegetation Lawn or natural ground cover Trees or landscaping

Yacht Club boat center

W.T. Preston

RV parking

Madrona grove Depot

7th St

Anthony’s

picnic area/ lawn

Tommy Thompson Trail extension

ket St

7th St

viewing platform

RV parking

Madrona grove Depot

Commercial Ave

service building

small boat storage & lay down

boat ramp multi-use event plaza

0

200

400

mixeduse

11th St

marinerelated commercial building

Vehicular mobility Anthony’s

Tommy Thompson Trail alternate

13th St

U Ave

0

200

400

Feet 800

The Plan includes opportunities to showcase Anacortes art, culture, history, and natural environment along the Tommy Thompson Railroad and Esplanade.

Concept Plan

V Ave

Dakota Creek Industries

5th St

Circulation Streets Tommy Thompson Trail extension Tommy Thompson Trail alternate Esplanade Enhanced intersection & signs

Wetland

6th St

West Basin building

NORTH AND WEST BASIN CONCEPT PLAN

Anacortes Wastewater Treatment

5th St

T Ave

10th St

Port of Anacortes

4th St

Inspired by history and environment

potential pedestrian bridge

Tommy Thompson Trail alternative

R Ave

pedestrian connection to Cap Sante Park

Q Ave

waterfront event center

viewing platform

RV parking

Madrona grove

picnic area/ lawn

Depot

7th St

Tommy Thompson Trail extension

Vegetation Lawn or natural ground cover Trees or landscaping

Yacht Club boat center

W.T. Preston

Marke t St

Building Existing Marine related Mixed use Waterfront event center

9th St

Safeway

dog park

children’s play area lawn

8th St

mixeduse

trailer parking

marina parking

incubator businesses

service building

small boat storage & lay down

Amenities Plaza Special paving Art, viewing, seating, etc. RR tracks

Cap Sante Park

boat ramp multi-use event plaza

mixeduse

Building Existing Marine related Mixed use Waterfront event center

9th St

waterfront event center

pedestrian connection to Cap Sante Park

10th St

West Basin building

11th St

marinerelated commercial building

12th St Anthony’s Safeway

Tommy Thompson Trail alternate

13th St

Opportunities to reference marine and railroad history

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Feet 800

Views

Amenities Plaza Special paving Art, viewing, seating, etc. RR tracks

Cap Sante Park

Commercial Ave

The Plan reduces the congestion that sometimes occurs at the 11th Street entrance, removes the “pinchpoint” at R Ave and 9th Street, maintains access to the Cap Sante neighborhood, and accommodates large vessel transport.

400

Port of Anacortes

4th St

Improved vehicular mobility

200

potential pedestrian bridge

Tommy Thompson Trail alternative

t St

Feet 800

Tommy Thompson Trail alternate

13th St

6th St

Marke

Safeway

Views are maintained from the east-west City street ends, highlighted in new waterfront civic areas, and enhanced from the neighboring Depot plaza.

viewing platform

Q Ave

Downtown connections and walkability Anthony’s

Commercial Ave

marinerelated commercial building

400

NORTH AND WEST BASIN CONCEPT PLAN

Anacortes Wastewater Treatment

5th St

V Ave

West Basin building

11th St

200

Port of Anacortes

U Ave

pedestrian connection to Cap Sante Park

waterfront event center

10th St

Tommy Thompson Trail alternate

13th St

T Ave

9th St

12th St

12th St

6th St

Circulation Streets Tommy Thompson Trail extension Tommy Thompson Trail alternate Esplanade Enhanced intersection & signs

Wetland

6th St

5th St

Wetland

Concept Plan

V Ave

T Ave

Anacortes Wastewater Treatment

Dakota Creek Industries

7th St

Dakota Creek Industries

NORTH AND WEST BASIN CONCEPT PLAN

5th St

The Plan links the waterfront to the City street grid, allowing easy access for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists to reach downtown. Accessible routes accommodate users of all ages and abilities.

The Plan creates a major civic area that extends public space from the museum district to the waterfront.

Port of Anacortes

4th St

NORTH AND WEST BASIN CONCEPT PLAN

Anacortes Wastewater Treatment

5th St

Commercial Ave

Improved walkability and downtown connections

Port of Anacortes

4th St

Mar

The following diagrams illustrate how the Plan accomplishes the project goals (see page 11).

0

200

400

Feet 800

Feet 800


Incorporated preferred activities Port of Anacortes

4th St

U Ave

NORTH AND WEST BASIN

Dakota Creek Industries

Listen to a concert [19]

F

5th St

Enjoy nature [14]

Wetland

6th St

Experience art/ culture [9]

picnic area/ lawn

Tommy Thompson Trail extension

St

G Mar

W.T. Preston

children’s play area lawn

8th St

Eat/dine [20]

mixeduse

AB D multi-use event plaza

C

E

mixeduse

Play with pets [8]

Yacht Club boat center

dog park

ket

Commercial Ave

G

RV parking

Madrona grove Depot

7th St

Circulation Streets Tommy Thomps Tommy Thomps Esplanade Enhanced inters

viewing platform

F

R Ave

Q Ave

B

potential pedestrian bridge

Tommy Thompson Trail alternative

Concept Plan

V Ave

A

C

Anacortes Wastewater Treatment

5th St

T Ave

The new buildings and outdoor spaces accommodate the participants’ preferred activities:

C incubator businesses

B

trailer parking

marina parking

service building

small boat storage & lay down

Cap Sante Park

H J boat ramp

H

I F

Launch a nonmotorized boat [29]

D E

pedestrian connection to Cap Sante Park

waterfront event center

Attend an event/ festival [15]

AB

I

10th St

Amenities Plaza Special paving Art, viewing, sea RR tracks

Building Existing Marine related Mixed use Waterfront even

9th St

D

Vegetation Lawn or natural Trees or landsca

Walk [22]

I West Basin building

E

11th St Host an event/ party [11]

J marinerelated commercial building

12th St

Preferred activities in concept plan

Anthony’s

Launch a motorized boat [15] Note: The configuration of inwater facilities is conceptual. Actual configuration to be determined in design phases.

Safeway

Tommy Thompson Trail alternate

13th St

North and West Basin Concept Plan 25

0

200

400


How to find out more or get involved Come and visit us at the Port of Anacortes office: 100 Commercial Ave Anacortes, WA 98221 Phone: (360) 293-3134 Email: julie@portofanacortes.com

Cap Sante Marina

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North and West Basin Concept Plan  

Port of Anacortes, Cap Sante Marina. Prepared by MAKERS architecture and urban design, LLP.