After several public workshops, the Port of Friday Harbor' design team revealed the proposed design of the building to replace the one which formerly housed Downriggers restaurant.
The building is pedestrian-oriented. The parking area that was below the old building would be removed. A green space along the bulkhead means a railing would not be necessary.
Also shown were proposed plans for the entire waterfront area. One of the goals of the overall master plan design is to create a more connected waterfront instead of the present three disjointed areas.
Views would be enhanced with a covered shelter along the water in Fairweather Park. The existing shelters would be removed.
The stage area would be enlarged. A sidewalk along Front Street paralleling Fairweather Park would be installed.
Replacing the upper parking lot is a two-story parking garage. Parking at the port is currently inadequate. The Port Office building and restrooms would be demolished opening up the area leading to the main dock.
New restrooms and a laundry would be constructed in the area where the garbage bins and the first few parking spaces in the lower parking lot are now located.
A new building in the area next to the turn-around might be constructed in the future and would house retail space and the port office.
A public hearing will be held in March before the adoption of the design.