WENATCHEE, WA – After more than three years of study, Chelan County PUD commissioners Tuesday said now is the time to hear from the community about the proposal to combine customer and utility operations at a new Service Center in north Wenatchee’s Olds Station area.
Here’s a concept drawing of what the estimated-124 million dollar service center might look like. Shared Service Director, Dan Fraser shared with the board analysis that confirms a combined service center is the most cost-effective and long-term least-cost option.
Open houses in Cashmere, Chelan, Entiat, Leavenworth and Wenatchee are set to start March 18th. That’s when customers and community members will be asked to give feedback on the preferred option.
PUD staff also is working with the City of Wenatchee and Port of Chelan County to study potential future uses of the PUD’s property at Fifth Street and Wenatchee Avenue. Each of them has committed up to $75,000 for redevelopment planning focused on creating viable options for future use of the property.
You can learn more about the Service Center plans on the PUD’s website