Downtown Wenatchee Avenue Improvements Coming Soon

June 27, 2013

            What do you want to see in

downtown Wenatchee? Do we need more bike racks and benches? Clearer crosswalks? Maybe you think there should be

more planter barrels, flower and trees. Or perhaps you just want to keep the large truck traffic off Wenatchee


            All these possibilities and

more are in discussion right now through the Wenatchee Avenue Improvements Project. The project is a joint effort

between the Wenatchee Downtown Association, the city of Wenatchee and SCJ Alliance, an engineering and planning

consultation firm contracted by the city.

            Last night, these groups

hosted a public open house, inviting residents and business owners to view potential plans for downtown

improvements, ask questions and voice their opinions. Repaving and infrastructure upgrades of Wenatchee Avenue

are slated to begin next spring and the city is taking the opportunity to also improve some aesthetic


            Over 30 people attended the open

house, which allowed attendees to fill out idea forms, view drawings and mock-ups for potential improvements and

speak with engineers from SCJ Alliance.