Park Planning Meeting
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This was a meeting with planning, permit, building, and engineering officials from the city, two members of the WOLY Farmer’s Market board, and Alicia. Issues about permits and traffic flow around the site should the WOLY Market decide to set up there this summer, were discussed.  Overall, a very informative meeting. In … Read More

PARC Foundation Board meeting
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PARC Foundation Board meeting, non profit umbrella status discussed.  The PARC Board told Alicia that if the park was owned privately, they would not be able to help with a non profit umbrella status.

History of the Site
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Between the years 1869, when the first bridge connecting Olympia’s Downtown to it’s West Side was built, and 1997, when Rowland Lumber Company was demolished, the history reports of what went on at the Harrison and Division corner, are vague. Local residents put the year that Rowland was built, at 1926. The … Read More

Informational
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This was a meeting with Rob Ahlschwede, Michelle Morris  and Alicia Elliott regarding the current progress and development of the park plans.   Rob has a lot of experience with parks in this community and with the Parks and Rec department.

West Central Park Board Meeting
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This was a meeting with Ann Vandeman, Kathleen Byrd and Alicia Elliott regarding some edits and composition of the website. Recent updates and developments and discussing our timeline were all covered.

West Oly Farmer’s Market Board Update
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West Oly Farmer’s Market Board decides to not open the market at Harrison and Division this season but will consider a mid season move. More city meetings have been requested and scheduled to allow for more questions to be answered about permits for the market to set up there, and traffic flow … Read More

City and Parks meeting
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This was a meeting with Steve Friddle, Linda Oestreich and Alicia, discussing the newest site plan and the latest developments. Talks centered around how Parks and Rec Department was willing to work with the WCP to help identify good plants for busy traffic areas and help with other ‘park’ related issues. Both … Read More

WOLY Farmer’s Market Board Meeting
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Alicia meets with most of the board from the West Olympia Farmer’s Market on site at 1919 Harrison.  Possibilities of a move to the site this season, and in future seasons were discussed.  While there would be parking available on site this year, once the park is developed, it will be a … Read More

NWONA meeting
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Dennis and Alicia attend the Northwest Neighborhood Association (NWONA) meeting. We staffed a table with a new, more detailed site plan that included the original features, but also incorporated a new idea for an open area in the northwest corner of the property. We had a very positive reception from the neighborhood … Read More

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