CHELAN-Downtown Chelan will see a significant face-lift next spring with two projects targeting the Woodin Avenue Bridge area near Campbell’s.
The Historic Downtown Chelan Association has reached their fundraising goal for their Woodin Avenue Landing project. The project was scheduled to break ground on September 5th, but Executive Director Jessie Simmons said the project is now slated for early Spring.
“The support from the community has been overwhelming. It was encouraging to see the excitement around this project,” said HDCA Executive Director Jessie Simmons.
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.
The project was originally scheduled to break ground on Sept. 5th. However, upon final inspection, it was determined that the current wall cannot support the new viewing platform.
Simmons said this discovery led to last-minute additional survey needs in order to make the wall structurally sound. This will delay the project but the group still expects the park to be complete before the arrival of warm weather next year.
The city of Chelan is moving forward with its plans to one-way the old bridge, possibly falling on the same timeline.
“I believe that their project will start in April of next year, I’m not sure whether the two projects will run congruently or if ours will be finished before they start,” Simmons said. “It is still in the plans that they will be doing the one-way project as well.”