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.