Could a new events center be established at the Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee?
The Market’s Charitable Foundation has submitted plans with the City for a three-story structure that would replace the Market’s current events center. The conceptual plans include artist renderings of what a possible events center might look like.
“This is a schematic design that was submitted to the city for permit approval, it could change or evolve and probably will,” Robinson said. “The current design envisions taking the concrete block building down to the ground and starting new. There could be other options that we would consider also. The challenge like everything in this kind of project is that we don’t have funding to build an entirely new building.”
Pybus General Manager Steve Robinson says the foundation has submitted the plans to get public feedback and to engage community support for funding the estimated $7 million project.
“The existing events center is an old cinder block building built in the mid-1960s,” Robinson said. “It has honestly no air conditioning and really quite poor acoustics, no insulation and very marginally functional heating system. It has been a popular place because of its proximity to Pybus Market but from a functionality standpoint something has to change.”
The city posted a notice of application on Tuesday. The application was submitted March 29. A June 27th public hearing is scheduled.