Ancich Park Open House Wednesday

City hosts forum about historic netshed and park

of the GatewayNovember 4, 2013 

The second, and final, of two Ancich Park Visioning Open Houses from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The City Park’s Commission will present its priorities for the land at the open house — among those an active commercial netshed, commercial fleet moorage, human-powered craft storage, historic preservation of the netshed and recognition of the working waterfront’s history. The land for the park, located on Harborview Drive, was purchased by the city in August 2012. The open house will be held at City Hall. 

Following the open house, during the Parks Commission's regular meeting, there will be a time for public comment. The recommendations for use were put together by a Stakeholder’s Group that was formed in February. The group is made up of 20 local citizens. 

The namesake of the park, Croatian immigrants Peter and Katie Ancich, purchased the property and built the netshed in the 1920s. The site is on the Gig Harbor Register of Historic Places. It is one of a group of five historic netsheds on the working waterfront.

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