Historic Downtown, Public - Private Partnership


In 2008 the City adopted our Downtown and Waterfront Master Plan. This plan contained a goal of building a combination flood wall/levee system to protect the downtown from flooding.  With the flood wall/levee complete the City is turning its attention to the next step in facilitating development in downtown - the construction of structured parking (the Library Commons project) that will allow the surface parking abutting the Skagit River to be redeveloped into other uses.  

Updating the 2008 Master Plan with Possible Public-Private Partnerships

In 2017 the City hired Collins Woerman, an award winning firm with extensive expertise in sustainable architecture, planning and design, to assist the City with identifying three (3) catalyst projects to expedite the envisioned development and redevelopment of our historic downtown.

Click here to download the final report prepared for the City by Collins Woerman.

Learn more about the 2008 Master Plan

Learn more about the Flood Wall/Levee Project

View preliminary mapping created for the Public/Private Initiative

View an overview of Public-Private Partnerships and the City's Next Steps