Original concept drawings by Ron Kasprisin can be found here.
Current concept drawings by The Brown Associates/Architects, Inc. can be found here. A concept drawing that includes potential parking can be found here.
The midway food booths on the Fairgrounds are in need of significant repair. The Port is considering rebuilding the food booths with workforce housing situated above the concession stands. The funding for the feasibility phase of this project is from Island County. $150,000 has been awarded for engineering and architecture, infrastructure assessment, and to pursue zoning updates with the City of Langley. Island County Commissioners have indicated that further feasibility funding should be available to the Port once zoning is approved by the City of Langley.
The City of Langley is currently reviewing the Port’s application for a change in the zoning overlay at the Fairgrounds that would permit housing as a secondary use for buildings on the property. The zoning change would be conceptual; if approved, the zoning change would not automatically approve the Port’s planned workforce housing project. The Port’s specific project would still need to go through further reviews and approvals in the future.
A summary with more information about workforce housing and affordable housing, including Island County Area Mean Income information and housing affordability, can be found here.
All information gathered to date as it is being provided here is conceptual and will assist in determining if this project is feasible.