Downtown Focus

  • Improve and add to infrastructure, including bike routes, traffic, and parking

  • Achieved: Organized multiple clean-up of downtown storefronts

  • Encourage future business growth for new business models, & create incubators for retail & others

  • Initiated: add more ongoing events as an Arts & Entertainment District

  • Achieved: Music on Main at High Street

  • Achieved and ongoing: High Street Mall activities and mural

  • Achieved: Downtown Association formed for work to improve district,501 (c)(3) status is pending

  • Achieved: WSU President’s office provides Grad Assistant to help with downtown initiatives

  • With WSU Athletics: create Cougar Pride, create welcoming environment for visiting teams

  • Initiated: WSU Museum of Art to move a satellite gallery to downtown

  • WSU to use downtown space for some classes, instruction