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Ancich Waterfront Park

Posted on: January 17, 2018

Ancich Waterfront Park Construction Update 1-17-18




Work in Progress:

The City’s contractor, Quigg Brothers Construction, has been busy with the Ancich Park and Netshed Rehabilitation Project. The net shed has been relocated onto a barge that will remain on site while it is being rehabilitated. Quigg’s carpentry crew and the City’s engineering team have been surveying the structure to determine what siding and framing timbers can be salvaged and re-used. Original materials will be used when possible.

Demolition of the Ancich Pier has been completed. The contractor will be moving to the Jerkovich Pier where they will selectively demolish portions of the pier. Pile driving for the new piers is anticipated to take place in the next couple of weeks.

Quigg will be working on the installation of temporary shoring walls on the west and east ends of the site. These walls are being constructed to protect the neighboring concrete retaining walls during the excavation for the new bulk heads and sea walls. When the temporary shoring walls are complete, excavation for the new seawall and pier bulkheads will begin.

Impacts to the Public:

Pedestrian Detour Route

Quigg has closed the parking stalls and sidewalk directly adjacent to the site for the duration of the project. Pedestrian foot traffic is no longer permitted to use the sidewalk directly in front of the site. However, a pedestrian detour is established. The pedestrian route shifts foot traffic from the sidewalk on the north side of Harborview Drive to the sidewalk on the south side of Harborview drive, from Harborview/Stinson to Harborview/Novak. There are established pedestrian crossings in both locations. A temporary rectangular rapid flashing beacon (RRFB) is installed at the Harborview/Stinson crosswalk.

Harborview Drive Impacts

The City is working with the contractor keep Harborview Drive open to both directions of travel for the duration of the project. The contractor has proposed to maintain two ten foot lanes in both directions. To accomplish this, Harborview Drive lanes adjacent to the project will shift to the south. Intermittent temporary closures of Harborview Drive will be necessary to facilitate a variety of construction activities. However, it is likely that a long-term detour of Harborview Drive will be avoided. There will be access to all businesses and residents for the duration of the project.

Noise Impacts

During the pile driving and temporary shoring wall installation you can expect loud noise and vibration from the installation equipment.

Some of the excavation for the new sea wall footings will need to be performed during the low tide cycle. During this time of the year the low tide cycles are at night or in the early morning so the City is anticipating some night work to occur. During this work, you may experience construction noise such as engine noise from excavation equipment, and back-up alarms. When the City knows the exact dates of this night work, we will inform the public of the dates and times.

Thank you for your understanding.

Remaining Work and Timelines:

January- Construction of temporary shoring walls, excavation for new bulkheads and sea walls, placement of new sea walls, pile driving, pier construction, netshed rehabilitation

February- Completion of sea walls, pier piles, fabrication/construction of Ancich and Jerkovich piers




Primary project contact:
George Flanigan, Construction Supervisor or (253) 853-7695

Project Updates:
These project updates will be posted on the City’s web site at

The City will circulate periodic updates by email. If you know someone that would be interested in receiving these email notices, please contact Maree George at or 253-853-7553 and indicate that you wish to be added to the stakeholders list for the Ancich Waterfront Park and Netshed Restoration project.

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