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Downtown Chelan Revitalization Project


The Downtown Chelan Revitalization Project is a collaborative process led by the Historic Downtown Chelan Association and the City of Chelan that involves engaging the community and gathering input from diverse stakeholders. We seek to understand the needs, desires, and aspirations of the people who will use and inhabit the space.

Downtown Chelan is the economic engine and social heart of the Chelan community.

Chelan’s charming historic core is rooted in more than one hundred years of tradition and hosts a vibrant mix of retail, restaurants, and professional services.

Revitalizing downtown Chelan will help preserve...

…our community’s identity, heritage, and sense of place while also making the downtown more attractive, user-friendly, and accessible.This includes streetscape enhancements like improving the sidewalks, crosswalks, and lighting; and will address the need for better connections from the downtown businesses with amenities like parking, public restrooms, and parks.

Jan 24, 2023

Approve Scope with City Council

March 7-9, 2023

Conduct Condition Assessments/Meet With Public Works

April 11, 2023

Brief City Council on Condition Assessments

April 12, 2023

Conduct Open House on Condition Assessments

May 8, 2023

Conduct Open House on Sidewalk/Street Configurations

May 9, 2023

Brief City Council on Sidewalk/Street Configurations

June 26, 2023

Conduct Open House on Design Palette Options

June 27, 2023

Brief City Council on Design Palette Options

July 24, 2023

Conduct Open House on Phasing/Finance Options

July 25, 2023

Brief City Council on Phasing/Finance Options

July 26, 2023

Survey Residents/Tourists/Businesses on Priorities/Preferences

Open houses and Council briefings will be in-person and virtual. Virtual will be recorded.
During each step of the design process, Historic Downtown Chelan will gather input through public outreach. Additionally, before moving on to the next step, Historic Downtown Chelan will receive city council approval to proceed.
The Downtown Chelan Renewal Project is currently funded for Design only. There is no existing funding to proceed with construction. Historic Downtown Chelan and the City of Chelan will not undertake any work until funding has been secured and the construction phasing that has the least negative impact has been determined.

We want your input!

Comments or Questions?

Please contact:

Aimee Sheridan
Executive Director, Historic Downtown Chelan Association

Jake Youngren