Port to Host La Conner Marina Visioning Open House
The public is invited to attend an open house event hosted by the Port of Skagit, to share ideas, and learn more about the vision and goals for redeveloping the La Conner Marina.
The open house will be held Thursday, December 1st from 4-6pm at the Swinomish Yacht Club and is designed to gather more feedback from the community as the Port looks at the future of the 13 acre commercially-zoned parcel in the center of the La Conner Marina property.
“The marina property is owned by the public and it’s underutilized,” stated Port of Skagit Commission President Dr. Kevin Ware. “The Port needs to produce a better public benefit from that property, and we hope to do so by improving marine trades opportunities, contributing to the year-round economy of La Conner, and incorporating more public access and trails near the waterfront.”
This December 1st gathering is the follow-up to the Port’s initial visioning presentation in May, during a public meeting with the La Conner Town Council and Planning Commission. Since May, the Port has been gathering input from the community, and identifying priorities for the underutilized property. Early priorities include marine trades, improved access to the waterfront, community open space, and improved traffic and pedestrian circulation.
The event will be an informal, open house so people can arrive at any time during the two hours to talk with Port staff, learn about the process to date, and share their input.
The Swinomish Yacht Club is located at 310 N. 1st Street in La Conner.