The Main Street Enhancement project is a key component of the Downtown Revitalization Plan. It addresses the historic section of downtown, with the goal of keeping it a viable, attractive location to work, live, visit, and shop.
Envisioned future Main Street
Reconstructing the streetscape
The project reconstructs the entire streetscape from building front to building front - approximately 60 feet in total width and addresses these elements and features:
Gathering areas/public spaces
Wide pedestrian-friendly sidewalks
Maintaining the street character
Promoting business visibility
Traffic calming measures
Flexible use zones
Replacing downtown amenities and urban elements, like street lighting, landscaping, benches, trash receptacles, wayfinding signage, and bicycle racks will brighten and bolster the economic health of this unique and historic commerce district.
This being the oldest section of downtown, its public utilities are due for replacement because of their age and deterioration. This project will replace the stormwater conveyance, sanitary sewer, and water utilities.
The project consists of two phases; the first improvement phase is between Bothell Way NE and 102nd Avenue NE, while the second improvement phase is between 102nd Avenue NE and 104th Avenue NE/Kaysner Way.
The conceptual streetscape design has been completed and addresses the entire corridor between Bothell Way NE and 104th Avenue NE/Kaysner Way.
Main Street Enhancement Phase 1 improvements, along with the planned extension of Main street, will integrate the historic district with the planned overall development of public spaces in the downtown area such as the Northshore School District site and the Bothell Way NE multiway boulevard. Main Street’s one hundred year legacy makes it the heart and soul of downtown Bothell and this project would ensure that the street maintains this status while preparing existing Main Street businesses to more successfully compete as new commercial development occurs on revitalized lands.