Colville Together is excited to involve Main Street businesses and have been asking for their feedback. “I love this idea to support local business and bring more foot traffic downtown.”, expressed one downtown business owner. Colville Together will be measuring the impacts of the parklets throughout the temporary installation to determine if this type of endeavor is a good match for Colville. The key is understanding how pedestrian traffic, downtown business revenues, as well as resident and visitor users are impacted by this project.
Colville Together is collaborating with the Northeast Washington Association of REALTORS, the Colville Chamber of Commerce, Tri County Economic Development District, and partnering with the City of Colville and the Washington Department of Transportation to bring our community and visitors these innovative public spaces for the summer of 2021. Funding support for this project is being provided by the Innovia Foundation, Main Street America, the Northeast Washington Association of Realtors (NEWAR), and the National REALTOR Association.
The parklets will be installed on Thursday June 10th. We need volunteers to help with the installation in addition to the NEWAR partners who have committed to helping with construction. Please see our Facebook page, @colvilletogether and website, colvilletogether.org, for more details.
The Grand Opening Celebration will take place on Saturday June 12th, at 11:00 am. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony as well as buskers at each parklet to celebrate the successful installation of the parklets.