House budget proposal includes $54 million in NCW projects

Source: The Wenatchee World


OLYMPIA — Projects ranging from the replacement of Wenatchee Valley College’s Wells Hall to revitalization in downtown Chelan are included in the state House of Representative’s proposed capital budget.

The House released the $4.6 billion proposal this week. It includes over $54 million in funding for projects in the 12th Legislative District, which covers Chelan, Douglas and parts of Grant and Okanogan counties.

This capital budget is a bipartisan proposal that would provide for the priorities and immediate needs of our state such as mental health and education,” Rep. Keith Goehner, R-Dryden, said in a news release. “Although not all of our requests were funded, it will also offer funding for much-needed infrastructure improvements and community projects in the 12th District and around Washington state.”

Local projects include:

  • Replacement of Wells Hall at Wenatchee Valley College, $34 million
  • Wenatchi Landing sewer extension in Douglas County, $1 million
  • Kenzie’s Landing in Wenatchee, $1 million
  • Cashmere Canyons Preserve, $977,000
  • Leffler Park in Manson, $515,000
  • Lincoln Park in Wenatchee, $500,000
  • Lake Chelan Water Supply Solutions Project, $464,000
  • Manson School District early learning facilities, $400,000
  • Spiva Butte Nature Preserve, $342,000
  • Feasibility study for Wenatchee’s Center for Alcohol & Drug Treatment, $206,000
  • Heritage Heights assisted living facility in Chelan, $52,000
  • Revitalization in historic downtown Chelan, $52,000

I was thrilled to roll up my sleeves and assist in writing the state’s 2019-21 capital budget this year,” Rep. Mike Steele, R-Chelan, said in the news release.

Steele, an assistant ranking member of the House Capital Budget Committee, said the process involved months of negotiating.

It’s encouraging to see the millions of capital investments the House Capital Budget Committee greenlighted for our district’s continued economic expansion and job growth,” he said.

For a list of other projects the budget would fund in the 12th Legislative District, visit Select “House Chair,” “12th Legislative District,” and “Total Budgeted Funds” from the drop-down menus.