“Sequim & Port Angeles R.E.”

Since: May 08

Sequim

#1 Jun 19, 2008
Downtown Port Angeles welcomes a bus depot, or does it? The image I have of bus stations is of the Seattle bus depot or the others I've seen in cities. It's not a pretty image. It's actually kind of scary. I wonder. Would Victoria, just across the Strait from us, take a precious piece of near-water front property right downtown in the hottest tourist and business area, and turn it into a bus depot? Any thoughts?
PA Resident

Puyallup, WA

#2 Jul 5, 2008
I cannot fathom what they were thinking. Then again I do not understand a lot of the decisions made for our town. No to Marriott building downtown, but yes to that monstrosity being erected? We need another place for drug addicts and vagrants to hang out? When you drive thru our town THAT is what tourists will see as its heart. Well, that and more empty buildings than occupied. I worry about what is happening. Bully downtown business owners, a city council and government that seems from the news of late in disarray and not totally above board! Yikes.

I saw a woman "Codelady" or something like that, said she was worried about property values b/c of out of towners coming in. It seems out-of-towners are what we need. Empty buildings, dumb NEW buildings and corruption may be the more likely culprit.

“Sequim & Port Angeles R.E.”

Since: May 08

Sequim

#3 Jul 9, 2008
I think one of the fundamental economic stimulants for a city economy is new businesses and new residents. Growth doesn't occur if we close the gates or turn away new business, and it takes creativity and hard work and open arms to provide the catalyst for healthy growth in our city. I think our city fathers and many business owners are good people and sincere, but clearly we have been stuck for decades (not just years). If people do not insist on dramatic change, it will never occur, and the status quo will continue ... while other cities (Sequim and Victoria) continue to leave us in the dust. I could be wrong, but if I am, how?
Megan

Penticton, Canada

#4 Aug 6, 2008
Actually, it's incredibly convenient having the bus depot in Victoria right on the water in the main tourist area, in front of the Empress Hotel. Tourists love it because when they get off the bus, they're right where the action is.
Iwonder

Kent, WA

#5 Aug 10, 2008
Has Port Angeles been annexed to Canada?
smartmove

Tacoma, WA

#6 Nov 16, 2008
Megan - the bus depot in Victoria is not right in front of The Empress, but is quite a few blocks back from the harbor. Have you been to it lately? Wear thick soled shoes to keep the strewn needles from penetrating your shoe bottom and hold your bag closely. But maybe it will work out for Port Angeles. Now their bums will have a nice place to gather out of the weather and yet still be able to maintain their panhandling in a more convenient location. Or maybe the crack in the structure will just bring the whole mess down. That seems to be the way it is going. I hear the consulting firm will only be reviewing the findings of the liable engineering firm. Smart.

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