Pullman 2040 Current Accomplishments
Curious what the community has accomplished since the launch of Pullman 2040? Take a look below!
Community & Identity
- The City of Pullman and Pullman Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center along with Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Washington State University and its International Programs, DABCO and Avista Utilities are constructing a new welcome sign on Davis Way featuring 60 languages. - Pullman 2040 and sponsors Pullman Chamber and the Pullman Police Department hosted its first annual "Pullman Hill Parties" event on August 7, for residents to get to know their neighbors, in conjunction with National Night Out. - The Pullman downtown businesses have recently established a Downtown Association. - The City of Pullman has installed new planters throughout Pullman's downtown. -Music on Main was started by the Downtown Association to bring more entertainment to downtown Pullman. Live music is hosted every Thursday on High Street plaza weather permitting June-October. - The Downtown Association has had a number of clean-up events. - An improved parking management system has been researched with recommendations presented to the City of Pullman. - Wheels are in motion to establish a Creative District and a Main Street Program in Pullman. - The Grand Avenue Greenway has installed new art sculptures and city entrance signs. - Through the efforts of the WSU Center for Civic Engagement, WSU Office of the President, Pullman Chamber and the Pullman Arts Commission, a new mural can be found on the wall at High Street. The murals feature wings from official Washington creatures such as the Monarch Butterfly. - The Pullman Arts Commission has transformed several utility boxes around town with art wraps designed by local artists. - Pullman 2040 hosted a Legislative Day with the area's 9th district state legislators to update and involve them in the various Pullman 2040 and Pullman Community projects. - Research has begun to identify best methods to improve communications and navigation via wayfinding signage for visitors community members. - A Pullman Community Identity Marketing Framework has been developed and distributed to assist with marketing the Pullman Community.
Growth & Development
- The Pullman Moscow Regional Airport transformation project continues and initial plans are underway for the new terminal design. The new runway will open October 2019 improving reliability and reducing flight cancellations. - Development of a business web portal for business and entrepreneurs is expected to launch in Fall 2018. - The Pullman Farmers Market continues to grow and has a year-round presence with summer and winter market dates. - Pullman has seen several new construction projects around town, including Evolve on Main.
- Discussions have begun to develop a makers space in Pullman. - The Whitman County Historical Society has purchased the Pullman Depot Heritage Center (formerly Pufferbelly Depot) and has begun its renovation/restoration and fundraising efforts. - Six new businesses have opened in the downtown core in 2018. - The Pullman Good Food Co-op has been established through grassroots efforts and is currently conducting a market feasibility study to determine the Co-op's next course of action in the community.
Education & Learning
- The Pullman Young Professionals program was established January 2018 and has helped to fill a growing need for young professionals in the Pullman area through programming and networking. - The Pullman School District is working on increasing career/technical training and involving the Pullman campus of Spokane Falls Community College and WSU. - A Leadership Training Program is in the works to help advance community leadership training opportunities.
Health & Safety
- Pullman Regional Hospital continues to move forward on a community wellness space and physician residency program. - The Community Action Center is leading the Palouse Tables Project and a food security assessment to develop a comprehensive analysis of both Whitman and Latah County's indicators of community food security. The initial assessment and plan is scheduled to be released in December 2018. - The Community Action Center is leading the Palouse Housing Needs Assessment and the 2018 Whitman County Community Needs Assessment which will be released in December 2018 with identified needs and opportunities in Pullman for improving the housing security landscape. - A youth early health intervention program has been piloted at Sunnyside Elementary School with the intent to expand this program throughout the school district.
Recreation & Environment
- The Pullman Community in 2018 passed a bond issue to purchase two buildings to serve as a new city hall, a recreation-community center and a senior center. The city is in the design phase with target occupancy in the fall of 2019. - Pullman Parks & Recreation is facilitating a parks inventory to prioritize parks improvement needs and to identify potential pocket parks. - Voters in 2018 approved a parks bond to expand trails, make ADA improvements to Sunnyside Park, improve play fields, Lawson Gardens addition and other park improvements. - Pullman Civic Trust has hosted several legislative letter writing campaigns to raise awareness and support for the Pullman-Albion-Colfax (CAP) Trail. The Pullman trails system has also begun steps to support the development of the CAP Trail.