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Work begins on Snoqualmie downtown renewal project

 Breaking ground Monday, March 29, for the Snoqualmie downtown infrastructure project are, from left, councilman Bob Jeans, Public Works Director Dan Marcinko, Rick Olsen of Puget Sound Regional Council, Sandy Sanders of Sanders General Construction, Mayor Matt Larson, Carmichael’s owner Wendy Thomas, Snoqualmie councilman Jeff MacNichols, grant writer Martin Dicker, Deshawn Quinn of the County Executive’s office, designer and construction manager Paul Feusel of KPG, Sergio Cuevo Fellores of Senator Patty Murray’s office, and Gwen Fraser of Congressman Dave Reichert’s office.   - Allison Espiritu / Snoqualmie Valley Record
Breaking ground Monday, March 29, for the Snoqualmie downtown infrastructure project are, from left, councilman Bob Jeans, Public Works Director Dan Marcinko, Rick Olsen of Puget Sound Regional Council, Sandy Sanders of Sanders General Construction, Mayor Matt Larson, Carmichael’s owner Wendy Thomas, Snoqualmie councilman Jeff MacNichols, grant writer Martin Dicker, Deshawn Quinn of the County Executive’s office, designer and construction manager Paul Feusel of KPG, Sergio Cuevo Fellores of Senator Patty Murray’s office, and Gwen Fraser of Congressman Dave Reichert’s office.
— image credit: Allison Espiritu / Snoqualmie Valley Record

Teams of workers have lined downtown Snoqualmie streets with painted lines, signs that construction is imminent on the $2.3 million town center infrastructure renewal project.

Snoqualmie City Council members, county and congressional officials, business owners and designers took the place of honor Monday, March 29, breaking ground for the major project, which will widen sidewalks, realign parking, bury new infrastructure and aims to make the downtown a more pedestrian-friendly place.

Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson credited the common vision among private, non-profit and public organizations over nine years of planning to bring off the plan.

Dignitaries included Councilmen Bob Jeans and Jeff MacNichols, Sergio Cuevo Fellores of Senator Patty Murray’s office, and Gwen Fraser of

Congressman Dave Reichert’s office, Deshawn Quinn of Dow Constantine's office, grant writer Martin Dicker, designer and construction manager Paul Feusel of KPG, Snoqualmie Public Works Director Dan Marcinko, Rick Olsen of Puget Sound Regional Council, Sandy Sanders of Sanders General Construction, Carmichael's True Value Hardware owner Wendy Thomas, and Mayor Larson.

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