Project Downtown Pullman is a multi-year City-led effort to reshape Downtown Pullman’s streets and public spaces to build community, experiences, and economy. Project Downtown includes projects identified in the 2020 Downtown Master Plan that was adopted by the Pullman City Council in late 2021.
Concept Design Phase
January - August 2022
In early 2022, the City of Pullman hired a diverse team of consultants in traffic modeling, utilities design, landscape architecture, and public engagement to develop a concept design for infrastructure that brings downtown Pullman closer to the community’s vision of a walkable downtown with vibrant retail businesses. The concept design objective was to expand to the extent possible and enhance spaces for people-centric activities.
The final concept design reflects public engagement from individual property and business owners, stakeholder groups, and the general public, as well as input from a Steering Committee of stakeholders. The concept design was approved by the Pullman City Council on August 9, 2022.
Final Design Phase
September 2022 - March 2023
Following approval of the concept design phase, the City of Pullman asked the same consulting team to proceed with the final design of the projects identified as a priority for Project Downtown Pullman. This detailed work involves consulting team members in landscape design, forestry, utilities design, traffic engineering, and input from the Project Downtown Pullman Steering Committee, the City of Pullman’s professional staff, and impacted stakeholder groups.
The consulting team presented the 60% complete final design of Project Downtown Pullman to the Pullman City Council on January 10, 2023. Video of that presentation is available on the City of Pullman’s YouTube channel at the following link https://youtu.be/Tx8kErwYLfE
The consulting team will use the feedback received from the City Council on January 10, as well as information provided by the Steering Committee and impacted stakeholders, to further refine the final design for Project Downtown Pullman. The 90% complete final design is tentatively scheduled to be presented to the Pullman City Council on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, during their regularly scheduled meeting at 7:00 pm in Council Chambers of the Pullman City Hall, 1903 SE Crestview Street.
The final design phase will conclude in mid-March 2023, when the consulting engineering firm provides bid documents and drawings for use by the City of Pullman to seek bids from contracting firms to construct the project. The bid documents will be made publicly available by the City of Pullman
May 2023 - October 2023 or 2024
Pending final design, management of a bidding process, and selection of a contractor, the City of Pullman will move forward with construction of at least a portion of Project Downtown Pullman in the late spring of 2023, and some construction may continue through 2024.
At this time and due to budget constraints, the project is anticipated to be limited to the reconstruction of Main Street between Spring Street and Grand Avenue.
Additional information about construction phasing is forthcoming.