“Stay a day or stay forever” was the opening remark the morning of 4 April 2017 at Bothell’s groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction of their Main Street Enhancement project.
City of Bothell officials, staff, and the community gathered on its main street to celebrate the latest milestone of the $7 million downtown revitalization project. The mayor of Bothell, Andy Rheaume, asked business owners and residents for patience as construction descends on its two main street avenues (101st and 102nd) for the next seven months. The revitalization project will update the over 100-year-old road—and home to quaint diners and shops reminiscent of the era—by reconstructing the roadways, sidewalks, and utilities. Signature features of the enhancement project will be the integrated public gathering spaces, wider pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, new bicycle paths and storage, and safer and easier access to local businesses.