Pullman mayor sets sights on downtown expansion
PULLMAN, Wash. — Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson gave his state of the city address Tuesday, discussing strategies to renovate downtown, the airport runway realignment project and his plans for a new welcome sign for the city.
Johnson noted the new five-story building downtown called the Evolve on Main. It will offer space for more than 80 apartments and a retail area located on the bottom floor.
Another downtown change he mentioned involved the currently closed and fenced-in Subway, where renovations are taking place and the owner plans to expand into the old barbershop next door.
Johnson and WSU President Kirk Schulz are co-sponsors of the Town-Gown Collaborative, a partnership between the city and the university. They plan to create a group called the “Vibrant Downtown Association” to help usher in the changes coming to Pullman.
“This community has a lot of things going for it,” Johnson said, “and we’re so grateful for all of that.”
Johnson discussed progress on the runway realignment project for the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport, and said the city opened bids for asphalt and soil relocation as the final stage of the project.
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