There are some years that we’re happy to see come to an end but 2011 wasn’t one of those. 2011 is likely to go down as one of those years that people in Kent will be remembering fondly as the year we hit some significant community milestones.
Construction of the new downtown Hotel & Conference Center — CHECK
Construction of the new downtown office and retail Mixed Use Center — CHECK
Completion of Acorn Alley Phase II — CHECK
Beginning a new chapter in the story of the Old Kent Hotel — CHECK
Opening a new manufacturing facility for MAC Trailer and their 200+ jobs — CHECK
Starting the Esplanade Extension — CHECK
Opening the new Fairchild Avenue Bridge — CHECK
New traffic signals on SR59 — CHECK
There’s plenty more where that came from in 2011 and it seems worth taking a few moments to reflect back on how far we’ve come in the last 12 months on our community’s strategic initiatives.
Here’s a few documents that I provide to City Council that does that.