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Woodin Avenue Landing Project to move forward in spring 2018; HDCA thanks community for support

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Conceptual design for the Woodin Avenue Landing Project, which will begin in spring of 2018. (Photo courtesy of HDCA)

The Historic Downtown Chelan Association (HDCA) is excited to announce that the organization has quickly surpassed their fundraising goal and will move forward with the Woodin Avenue Landing project in Downtown Chelan.

“The support from the community has been overwhelming,” said HDCA Executive Director Jessie Simmons. “It was encouraging to see the excitement around this project.”  

In addition to financial support, a number of groups have also stepped forward to provide non-monetary support. The Lake Chelan Rotary and Morfin Landscape and Masonry will be helping with the landscaping, and Lake Chelan Building Supply has offered to help provide supplies at cost.

An inspection of the current wall led to some last-minute additional survey needs in order to make the wall for the new viewing platform structurally sound, delaying the start of Woodin Avenue Landing Project until early spring 2018. (Photo courtesy of HDCA)

The project was originally scheduled to break ground on Sept. 5, 2017. Upon final inspection, however, it was determined that the current wall cannot support the new viewing platform. Simmons said this discovery led to some last-minute additional survey needs in order to make the wall structurally sound. This will delay the project until early spring, but the HDCA still expects the park to be complete before the arrival of warm weather in 2018. 

Simmons expressed the HDCA’s thanks to the the many donors and volunteers who have helped keep this project moving.

“The organization is looking forward to completing this beautification project and then moving on to the next downtown park, which is planned in the space between BC MacDonald’s and Campbell’s Park Room,” Simmons said.

For more information, visit historicchelan.org or contact the HDCA at (509) 682-4322.  

 

(By Jessie Simmons, Executive Director HDCA)

 

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