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Camano Commons

A Gathering Place for Camano Island


Camano Island, WA


Jeff Ericson

Camano Commons originated from the European idea of a “third place,” meaning a space other than home or office, where people gather either to shop, have a bite to eat, listen to musicians, or just hang out. The overriding theme is one of community.

The Commons is a U-shaped plaza of eight buildings grouped around a gently sloping common green space. The development consists of Pacific Northwest architecture with multiple sustainable and environmental features. Some of the varied mixed uses include a coffee house, fitness salon, bookstore, farmer’s and art market, and a caretaker’s house.

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