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File #: 21-1156    Version: 1
Type: study session Status: Filed
File created: 11/23/2021 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 12/7/2021 Final action: 12/7/2021
Title: Downtown Strategy Update
Attachments: 1. 2022 Downtown Projects, 2. Implementation Status, 3. Downtown Strategy webpage


Downtown Strategy Update


Recommended Action

Committee Recommendation:

Not referred to a committee.


City Manager Recommendation:

Discussion only - no action requested.




Whether to receive a briefing and discussion of the Downtown Strategy implementation.


Staff Contact:

Amy Buckler, Strategic Projects Manager, Community Planning & Development, 360.280.8947



Amy Buckler, Strategic Projects Manager, Community Planning & Development


Background and Analysis:

The Downtown Strategy (DTS) was adopted in 2017. It identifies a design framework, priorities and actions to move our vision for downtown forward. Over the past four years, the City has accomplished many of the actions in the DTS - See attached Implementation Status.


During this time period, the City has also had to pivot to address new challenges and opportunities that were not anticipated during the DTS process. While this has slowed down the original implementation timeline, the City and partners continue to make steady progress toward downtown goals. Exciting projects are on the horizon for 2022 - see attached Project List.


At the meeting, staff will review the Downtown Strategy, what we’ve accomplished so far and where we are headed in the coming year.


Neighborhood/Community Interests (if known):

An estimated 3,500 people engaged in formation of the Downtown Strategy through public workshops; online surveys; business/development forums; and a Stakeholder Work Group. The Downtown Strategy is still referenced by community members today.



1.                      Receive an update on the Downtown Strategy.

2.                     Do not receive an update on the Downtown Strategy.

3.                     Receive an update on the Downtown Strategy at another time.


Financial Impact:

Estimated investment in implementation will be provided at the meeting.



2022 Downtown Projects

Downtown Strategy Implementation Status

Downtown Strategy Webpage