Manage Scale

Our residential height limits preserve views.  Limiting commercial buildings in the View Basin to 2 stories helps limit traffic and protect the livability of our community.   In addition to a small stretch of shoreline designated "historic working waterfront" in honor of our commercial fishing and boatbuilding history, this section ensures better balance between commercial and recreational users.  Historic facilities like Eddon Boatyard and Skansie Netshed have created national recognition, and plans to add commercial fishing fleet moorage at Ancich Park helps to maintain our maritime identity. 

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But with our success comes an even greater pressure to change.   

The temptation for "more" is threatening to displace and exceed the capacity of the View Basin.    

This forum is a platform to organize, educate, advocate, and honor Gig Harbor. It's a place to share ideas and empower our community. Signal your support by adding your name and joining the conversation.