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What Uses Are Missing in Downtown Gig Harbor?

The public and business owners are invited to provide feedback to the City of Gig Harbor.

The will be holding a drop-in meeting on Wednesday, June 27, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The public and business owners are encouraged to attend to provide feedback and answer important questions on the future of downtown.

There will be showcases of historical sites, questions on what uses are missing in downtown and visuals of downtowns to react to.  

Topics to be discussed will include:

  • How important is downtown’s historic character?
  • Is the history of downtown worth saving?
  • What types of redevelopment suits the downtown?
  • What should the vision of downtown be?

The meeting will be held in the community rooms at the Gig Harbor Civic Center.

For more information contact the Planning Department at 253-851-8136.

Katie June 20, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Need a grocery store for harbor people. If you want full-time residents to shop in the harbor, fewer shops catering just to tourists - with tourist prices. North Gig Harbor needs a Bed, Bath & Beyond and a Trader Joes.
Stacia Whatley June 20, 2012 at 06:54 PM
June 27th is not Monday. Could you please clarify the correct date? :)
Akiko Oda June 20, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Thanks, Stacia. The correct date is Wednesday, June 27.
Patricia June 20, 2012 at 11:16 PM
GROCERY STORE....can even be small but better than Finholms. Too bad they did not ffill the void. Designated day for residents at residen'ts prices. Retail staying open later than 5pm......When I worked 8-5 it was very difficult to shop locally.
Stacia Whatley June 21, 2012 at 02:20 AM
Thank you! I figured as much just wanted to make sure! :)
D.T. June 21, 2012 at 05:55 PM
You nailed it on downtown local shop hours. Everybody but restaurants are closed by 5:30
Rose dale June 21, 2012 at 07:24 PM
PowerBoat rentals, boat refill stations, access to stores restaurants from boats...public dock..seafood farmers market ....public fee boat trailer parking at old qfc....
Harborite June 21, 2012 at 08:33 PM
We need a grocery store for the basics...like an ABC store that they have on almost every corner in HAwaii.
Paul Thorpe June 24, 2012 at 12:34 AM
If Gig Harbor is a Maritime City, why is there no Fuel Dock??? How about a good grocery store with easy water access for boaters? Lets get back to our maritime roots.
Akiko Oda June 25, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Good point, Patricia. Especially with longer summer days, extended hours might help the local merchants.
Michelle Smith June 26, 2012 at 12:03 AM
I agree! I understand that in the past there was a fuel dock here...seems like that would be a great addition that would increase boaters coming to Gig Harbor. And definately a nice grocery store providing basic supplies for visitors and downtown residents. A store with a good deli would be great.
D.T. June 26, 2012 at 09:07 PM
I remember when there were two fuel docks in town. It was common to see seaplanes come in for fuel.
Nancy Elizabeth Rimel June 26, 2012 at 11:42 PM
We are the Maritime City with NO FUEL DOCK??!? NEED A FUEL DOCK> IMPORTANT: WE NEED A GROCERY STORE FOR DOWNTOWN RESIDENTS...come back Thriftway or QFC....
AA June 27, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Fuel Dock is key. A trolley to get around town would be even better. But a vibrant, charming downtown will need more people living in it. That means more residential units. There are lots of private parking lots with chain linked fences as well as old homes with huge lawns. Why not allow for more residential units limited by architectural design so the character of the harbor is maintained. If more people live there more restaurants and shops will open. Otherwise we will be threading water.... or more accurately sinking to the bottom.
Hank Simon July 28, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Fuel Dock! Where is he closest?

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