March 31, 2011
No more parking along Fifth Street for students attending Wenatchee Valley
College. Steve Hair reports that the City is moving forward with a major street widening project in that location
and planner, Gary Owen says on-street parking would be replaced with bicycle lanes . .
The City hosted an open
house last week to provide an update on the project which is slated to begin this summer. Owen says the open house
was also an opportunity to hear how the community feels about it. The on-street parking issue topped the list of
concerns . .
The Wenatchee City Council will receive an update on the project at their study session Tonight
(3/31). Owen says he plans to share the comments received at last week’s open house as well as the ongoing
discussions with Wenatchee Valley College . .
The City is hoping to finalize the fifth street design plans in
time for the summer construction schedule. The State will kick in the lion’s share of the funding for the 700-
thousand dollar project.