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Commission OK’s bunkhouse plan

Ocean Beauty Seafood’s can move forward with plans to replace a deteriorating bunkhouse at its Petersburg plant. After a detailed discussion this week, the local Planning commission approved a conditional permit for the company to set up several container van housing units at the site instead. Matt Lichtenstein reports:

Ocean Beauty housing containers at Scow Bay. Photo courtesy City of Petersburg

Ocean Beauty’s old, unused bunkhouse off Harbor Way. Picture courtesy City of Petersburg

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