May 26, 2021 Update: The Grand View Cemetery Expansion project is entering the construction phase. We are working with engineers and landscape designers on the layout for nearly 2,000 new cemetery lots. We plan to go out to bid later this summer. The landscape plan includes adding over 100 new trees, screening fences for our neighbors, a new access road in the expansion area and plantings around our stormwater pond. Our goal is to have this project complete in early 2022.
January 6, 2021 Update:
Tiger Construction Company is still working away at Grand View Cemetery Expansion Phase One. The sediment pond and all of the storm water catch basins have been installed. The crew still needs to grade and finish the access road. The crew will be spreading soil conditioner getting the site ready for seed. Then as soon as we have a good weather window the hydroseed will go down. We expect crews to return later in 2021 for Phase Two of the expansion that includes adding landscaping and preparing the area for use as a cemetery. Please call 360-293-1918 with questions. November 19th, 2020 UPDATE The cemetery expansion looks much different now as we have removed the poplars and conifer trees. In the next weeks the crews will begin to remove the old exit road and build a required storm water pond. They will finish this phase by hydroseeding the site for the winter.
The City is beginning the expansion of Grand View Cemetery in the next month. The work includes poplar tree removal and other tree clearing near Hill Crest Drive to build a stormwater detention pond and make road repairs within the cemetery. Large trees at the south end of the expansion will be conserved. The reason for this work is that Grand View is running out of available cemetery lots. The clearing work done this fall and winter will make way for expanding the cemetery and adding over 150 new trees in 2021. Please contact Anacortes Parks and Recreation for more information.