I have lived in Gig Harbor for about 15 years, and I’ve seen it go from a sweet little vacation place and a beautiful place to raise a family to a boom town.
There were a few changes on the waterfront eight to 10 years ago, then it became Boom Town, USA, in the past five years.
Uptown is stretching more than the length of the Cushman Trail. Certainly the tremendous buildup of new housing areas all over Gig Harbor, along with the tremendous expansion of big business represents a bigger population in the next few years.
Maybe our small city government can give the citizens estimates or at least write an article in the Gateway about the future transformation of Gig Harbor. Someone has got to approve the cutting down of the surrounding forest and buildup of all the businesses and residential areas.
So far, crime is not noticeable, but it is present. The harbor is still very clean and beautiful, thanks to the city employees who drive those red trucks and beautify the area.
The economic status is not real obvious. I still think Gig Harbor is sweet. I just hope the citizens recognize the extreme buildup of businesses and residential areas gradually add a much larger population.
Whether you are single or have a family in the harbor, you are still a citizen and should be concerned about the growth.
Are you ready for the boom town and everything that comes with it?