ANACORTES — More than two years after striking their contract with the City of Anacortes, Tethys Enterprises Inc. delivered on acquiring rights to more than 30 acres of land within city limits that would be accessible by railroad.

Having done this within the Dec. 1 deadline, Anacortes can now supply Tethys’ proposed 1 million-square-foot beverage bottling plant with up to 5 million gallons of water per day.

Anacortes Planning Director Ryan Larsen said the Tethys application came in Thursday afternoon.

The land is located within city limits on the east side of Reservation Road and stretches from Highway 20 south to where Stevenson Road ends, according to an announcement from Phillip Bastian, attorney and secretary of Tethys.

Memorandums of Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements were included in Tethys’ announcement, including nine parcels of land Tethys intends to buy from five land owners.

The land Tethys now has rights to buy is where Sunland Bark and Topsoil currently operates, and seven of the parcels will be bought from Edward Little, owner of the company. Little could not be immediately reached Monday for comment.

Tethys will now have two years to provide a permit application to build on the site, according to the 2010 contract it holds with the city.


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