Virtual workshop being held for downtown and housing subarea plan

(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)

The work continues in Chewelah, which in 2019 was chosen by the WA Department of Commerce to participate in a pilot study to identify two priority needs of the city that could benefit by the department’s community development programs.

The latest step is a virtual workshop on Feb. 18 where the public can hear about and provide input for Chewelah’s Downtown and Housing Subareas plan.

“Since the last public workshop in October 2020, we’ve been diligently writing the downtown and housing subarea plan, integrating the information collected at the last workship and completing our planning and research on the Civic Cetner, downtown parking and trails,” Project Manager Alicia Ayars said in an email.

This latest workshop will build on work done on previous workshops with identified some of the needs for the Chewelah area concerning several aspects of the city. It will be taking place on Feb. 18 from 1-2:30

People hoping to be part of the workshop are being asked to pre-register at