Quick Facts & Information

  • Port of Skagit took ownership of the SWIFT Center from the State of Washington in July 2018.
  • The Port and partners are leading efforts to revitalize the campus to focus on economic development in eastern Skagit County.
  • Public access was restored in the fall of 2019 to designated outdoors areas of the campus.
  • The Northern State Hospital first opened in 1912 and closed in the 1970’s.
  • In the 1950’s more than 2,500 people lived on the campus, including patients, medical staff and facility workers.
  • Clean-up efforts are underway to address legacy environmental concerns that stem from the hospital operations.

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