As city prepares to remodel downtown, public invited to Open House to learn more

The City of North Bend is inviting the community to an Open House about its proposed Downtown Plaza project on Wednesday, May 24th at 6PM at the Mt Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave.

The Open House provides an opportunity for the public to find out more about the project, ask questions and provide comments or concerns.

According to a press release, the goal of the project is to help stimulate the economic core of downtown North Bend by upgrading the aging public infrastructure and creating an attractive and safe environment to shop, dine and gather. The city says the investment into the downtown revitalization will help provide an attractive atmosphere for citizens and tourists to do business.

Starting this year, the downtown area in the Main Street and North Bend Way intersection will get a facelift thanks to a $1.3 million Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) grant. The project includes massive sidewalk improvements between Ballarat and Bendigo, new storm drainage collection and conveyance systems, new street furniture and other “great walkability features.” The design also incorporates a decorative river pattern into the concrete.


Downtown Plaza conceptual sketch



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  • It would be nice if we could get some potholes fixed instead. It doesn’t matter how pretty you make this part of town if your car gets beat to heck by the crappy roads leading to it…

    1. This is the problem with government. They have no problems spending stolen wealth on frivolity like furniture or street painting.

  • Well, the government is us. This wouldn’t happen without the altruistic enablers and those who depend on them.

  • I’m sorry I missed this meeting. Can someone please clarify…are the owners of the ghost town buildings in this area fixing up those buildings before these proposed street/sidewalk improvements are made? It’s a beautiful plan, but loses half its value right out of the gate without that problem being addressed first.

  • Living Snoqualmie