City of Chehalis, Experience Chehalis to host open house for Imagine Downtown Chehalis project


In partnership with Experience Chehalis, the City of Chehalis will host an informational open house at Mint City Coffee Roasters in downtown Chehalis next month to share the Imagine Downtown Chehalis project and gather residents’ perspectives on the project, according to a news release from the city.

The open house will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, at Mint City Coffee, located at 539 N. Market Blvd. in downtown Chehalis.

“Exciting transformations await historic downtown Chehalis as the city embarks on a multi-year project to revitalize its public infrastructure,” the release stated. “The project will reconstruct Market Boulevard, Washington and Pacific avenues, and Boistfort Street in historic downtown.”

Enhancements currently being considered include sidewalk and lighting upgrades, improved roadways and optimized traffic flow through the downtown area.

“The goal is to create a safer and more welcoming streetscape, fostering a sense of community and supporting economic prosperity,” the release added.

Public input is sought for the Imagine Downtown Chehalis project to ensure it helps the future of the downtown area align with residents’ priorities and concerns along with prioritizing safety, accessibility and connectivity.

Preliminary design options will be debuted at the open house, and both Chehalis city staff and project staff will be on hand to answer questions from residents and downtown business owners.

Additionally, project and city staff will also be available at the Chehalis Farmers Market on June 4 to share and discuss project details with whoever is interested.

More open houses for the Imagine Downtown Chehalis project will also be held throughout the year, with dates, times and locations to be announced. Public surveys are also being planned to gather more input on the project.

To learn more about the Imagine Downtown Chehalis project, visit

Originally known as the Chehalis Community Renaissance Team, Experience Chehalis is an organization that aims to cultivate relationships and celebrate community by engaging in projects to make Chehalis a more attractive place to live, involve the youth and enhance economic growth through promoting tourism to support local businesses.

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