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Wilson Hotel

Anacortes Housing Authority

Historic Buildings
Urban/Mixed Use

Address: 806 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, WA
Completion Date: 2006
Program: 25 apartments and 6,100 square feet of commercial space
Funding Sources: City of Anacortes, Skagit County, WA State HTF, WSHFC 9% LIHTC & Historic Tax Credits (NEF formerly Homestead Capital), FHLB AHP, Permanent Bank Debt (WCRA)
Population Served: Low-income up to 30% and 50% AMI
Total Budget: $6,400,000
Contractor: MarPac Construction LLC
Architect: SMR Architects

Built in 1890 when Anacortes was a bustling seaport, the three-story masonry and wood frame Wilson Hotel was one of the first centrally located “first-class” hotels in Anacortes. The building is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and renovation work included extensive historic preservation improvements to the housing and a complete renovation of the seven street-level commercial spaces. The gut renovation included a new elevator, new seismic and structural systems, restoration of original windows, woodwork and the grand lobby staircase, and new fire sprinklers throughout. Five apartments are set-aside for disabled tenants.