City of Bothell hosts meeting for Main Street merchants

Business and property owners from Main Street gathered at Bothell City Hall on Jan. 11 to hear the latest updates on the Main Street enhancement project.

City staff and consultants were on hand to present information about the planned improvements, discuss how to mitigate impacts to Main Street’s businesses during construction and address any questions or concerns.

The project will refresh the existing Main Street by reconstructing the street, upgrading the roadway infrastructure and adding aesthetic improvements. This project is a key component of Bothell’s downtown revitalization plan.

On Nov. 18, the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board awarded the city a $4.7 million grant to carry out the first phase of the project.

The project consists of two phases. The first improvement phase is between Bothell Way NE and 102nd Avenue NE, while the second improvement phase is between 102nd Avenue NE and 104th Avenue NE/Kaysner Way.

The conceptual streetscape design has been completed and addresses the entire corridor between Bothell Way NE and 104th Avenue NE/Kaysner Way.

Another meeting with business owners about the project is planned for April, after the contractor is on board for the project. Once construction begins on the project, which is anticipated for the spring, consultants said it could take between nine months and a year to be completed. Incentives will be offered to the contractor for an early finish.

More information about the project, including the presentation given on Jan. 11, can be found at Those who were unable to attend and have questions should direct them to Bothell Senior Civil Engineer Nduta Mbuthia at or 425-806-6829.