Service Center Fifth Street Redevelopment Scam Calls In Your Neighborhood Growth Forecasting Rocky Reach Discovery Center Public Power Benefit Program Building a Brighter Future Lights On Advanced Meter Deployment Health Information Wildfire Mitigation Program Clean Energy Expo Home / Learning Center / Fifth Street Redevelopment / Fifth Street Redevelopment FAQs / Fifth Street Redevelopment FAQs Expand all Collapse all Who owns the property at Fifth Street & North Wenatchee Avenue Chelan PUD owns the property where its Headquarters campus is located. The Port of Chelan County has an option to purchase all or a portion of the site. This arrangement provides opportunities for a wide range of creative and innovative development — including public/private partnerships. How big is the property location at Fifth Street & North Wenatchee Avenue? The site is 7.5 acres with five main buildings totaling approximately 195,000 sq. ft. and a large parking area. Why is the PUD talking about the redevelopment of their current Headquarters now? Every effort is being made to get ahead of the PUD’s relocation to Olds Station to see what it will take to attract positive investment in this key downtown location. Is the PUD paying for the Redevelopment of the Fifth Street location? The PUD is not funding the redevelopment of the existing Headquarters site, but may find an opportunity to invest in the property prior to the sale in order to improve the potential for redevelopment. The City of Wenatchee, the Port of Chelan County and Chelan PUD jointly funded a consultant to work with them and a Community Advisory Group on identifying potential redevelopment ideas. How does redevelopment impact the PUD’s decision to relocate to Olds Station? The PUD has made a commitment to assure that the current Headquarters site provides positive economic opportunity for the downtown. We will support efforts to identify businesses, housing and/or services that add to existing downtown economic activity and do not compete with what currently exists. The potential for this site is tremendous and we are confident that we will be able to maintain the projected schedule for the PUD’s relocation to Olds Station. Will the sale of the PUD Headquarters property help pay for the relocation? The economic analysis conducted during the facilities planning process included revenues that would result from the sale of the current PUD Headquarters location. What kinds of uses make the most sense for the Fifth Street Redevelopment? During our outreach with residents throughout Chelan County in March and April we heard a wide range of creative ideas for redevelopment. You can view some of those suggestions at chelanpud.org/ServiceCenter. Be sure to check back at(chelanpud.org/RedevelopFifth) for regular updates on the progress of the Community Advisory Group. Will Riverside Playhouse still have access to parking if the property is sold and redeveloped? The City, Port and PUD have included members of the Music Theatre of Wenatchee in the early redevelopment planning discussions and they will have someone on the Community Advisory Group as well to ensure any concerns are fully discussed. How does the Haley Street property figure into the Redevelopment Plan? The Port of Chelan County has an option on the Hawley Street property. The City of Wenatchee has included the Hawley Street site in its North Wenatchee Subarea Plan. Will the sale of the 12+ acres and 12 buildings located along Worthen have an impact? It is unknown what impact the sale of those properties will have, but it could be a factor in how this whole area is redeveloped. How will customer-owners be involved and informed about the Fifth Street Redevelopment? This website page (www.chelanpud.org/RedevelopFifth) is a great way to stay up-to-date. Also, the PUD’s customer newsletter, Connected, will have regular updates; we will be updating the PUD’s social media information on Facebook and Twitter frequently; and you can contact us, too, by clicking on “Your Ideas” on this web page. We hope to see you at the fall Open House for a peek at the work of the Community Advisory Group. It’s an exciting time to be a Chelan PUD customer!