HDCA Projects.

Woodin Ave Landing

phase-i-conceptThe HDCA Design Committee has spent several years working with local architects to develop a conceptual plan for the space between the old bridge and Campbell’s. The goal is to create a more inviting space that gives locals and visitors better access to the PUD dock and lake. On August 3, 2016, the HDCA board accepted a proposal from Hibbard Architecture and committed to contributing substantial funding. On August 23, 2016, HDCA presented the proposal to City Council and Council members voted to support the proposal. In October 2016, HDCA committed an additional $32,000 to the project and the City of Chelan committed $75,000.

In 2017, HDCA worked hard to secure the final $30,000 in funding to make the project happen. With the help of generous donors throughout the community, we’ve met our goal and we are currently working with Hibbard Architecture, the City of Chelan and Lake Chelan Rotary to break ground on this project in the Spring of 2018. If you’d like to donate, please call or email. Any funds above and beyond what is needed on this project will be applied to our next pocket park, which will be the space in between B.C. MacDonald’s and Campbell’s Park Room.

Downtown Electrical Box Wraps

electrical-wrapsThe HDCA Design Committee had a goal of making the large electrical boxes on the corner of Johnson and Columbia “disappear”! With the approval of the City and the DOT, we moved forward with the electrical wraps in summer of 2016. The wrap made a huge difference and was very successful in making the electrical boxes blend in. 

We completed our second electrical box wrap in December 2017.  It has been placed on the box in front of Tin Lilly. This wrap has more of a historical downtown context.

A huge thank you to Chelan Printing and Custom Signs for donating design and time on both of these projects!

Holiday Lighting

treeEach year, on the day after Thanksgiving, historic downtown Chelan shines as thousands of holiday lights are turned on to illuminate the Christmas tree and sidewalks of our small town. 

In 2017, we had an incredible turn out.  We closed down and lit up the main intersection and had bonfires and marshmallow roasting.  What a treat!

If you’d like to be a member of our lighting committee, please call or email.

 

Flower Baskets

flowersEach summer, the HDCA coordinates the hanging flower baskets downtown. We raise money to cover some of the cost and our organization covers the additional costs out of the general fund. Thank you the City of Chelan’s Parks Department for handling the watering and care of these flowers during the summer!

Plaque Program

In partnership with the Lake Chelan Historical Society, the HDCA has created the first eight stops on a downtown historical walking tour. We’ve highlighted four old buildings with a plaque showcasing an old photo of the building along with a historical story of the building. We have four additional stops that include a digital component. Visitors are able to scan the QR code provided to see an old photo of the building along with the story of that building. The HDCA has really enjoyed the partnership with the Historical Society and has a goal of creating even more stops on our downtown historical walking tour!