City of Anacortes, Washington

Population (Year): 17832  (2021)

The City of Anacortes faces several infrastructure challenges that impact the daily lives of its residents. One of the main issues is the need to maintain and upgrade aging roads, bridges, and transportation systems to ensure safe and efficient travel. Additionally, the city’s water and sewer systems require significant investment to ensure reliable and efficient service. The city also faces challenges related to affordable housing and homelessness, which require investment in social services and infrastructure. Finally, the city must address the impacts of natural disasters, including earthquakes and tsunamis, on critical infrastructure, including buildings and communication networks. Overall, addressing these infrastructure challenges requires significant investment in the city’s transportation, water, housing, and emergency management systems to ensure long-term sustainability and resilience.

City of Anacortes

Sample Highlights from the Capital Improvement Plan

Project ID

Project Title

Project Start Year

Project Description

Project Spend Total

Page Ref

Project Satus


Heart Lake Water Quality


Continued management of water quality at Heart Lake including milfoil and algae treatments.



Not Started


Ship Harbor Wetland Interpretive Trail


Complete trail and lookout on the south end of the board walk and connection to ferry landing.



Not Started


WWTP: Effluent Pump Station Upgrade


“Upgrade effluent pump station to increase pumping capacity during high flow events. Upgrade the
electrical service to the pumps, upsize the pumps, and improve the control system.”



Not Started


WWTP: Solids Handling/Dewatering Facility


“Construct a new, or expand the existing, solids handling/dewatering facility at Operations to
accommodate septage sludge from the WWTP”



Not Started


12th Street and K Avenue Intersection


“Alleviate dangerous left hand turn at the busy intersection, often contending with ferry traffic, and
young drivers leaving the high school.”



Not Started


South Fidalgo Bay Fiber Expansion


Continued expansion of fiberoptic network throughout City of Anacortes. Project cost is comprehensive to include expanding core network equipment, designing infrastructure, obtaining construction permits and easements, procuring materials, creating and submitting pole attachment requests, and deploying infrastructure for 100% of premises passed. It also includes performing customer installations including customer premise equipment for 35% of premises passed.


Not Started


PW Ops- Operations/ ASD facility parking lot repave East half


This pavement is poor. There has been trips and falls by employees who often walk it in the early morning and at night in the dark. The West half was done about 10 years ago. Public works did pave the main thruways in 2022 helping to push this project out before the rest of the area needs repaving.


Not Started


Water System – Re-roof WTP A Avenue Booster Station


This is the original roof installed in 1989 and is in fair condition and will need replaced in 2026. It will be replaced with a standing seam metal roof.


Not Started


Sewer Line from Lovrics to 6th Street


Sewer Line from Lorvics to 6th Street


Not Started


March’s Point Fire Station


This project will build a permanent fire station and possibly a campus for other city services in the March’s Point area. There is also the possibility being considered of our training facility being moved to this property. Currently our Fire Station #3 is located in a leased building on Molly Lane. It houses an engine and a medic unit which are cross staffed by a two person crew. The city owns land on March’s Point Rd which was purchased with the intent to build a permanent facility. Station #3 is our second busiest station and not only serve’s that area of Anacortes but the Swinomish tribal land and a large portion of Skagit County from La Conner to Bayview. TCA Architects are under contract to provide a site study, basic design concepts and cost estimates. These results should be available in late 2022.


Not Started

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  1. A listing of the capital projects or equipment to be purchased
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  3. The plan for financing the projects
  4. A timetable for the construction or completion of the project
  5. Justification for the project
  6. Explanation of expenses for the project
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