The Downtown Revitalization Project
The City of Sandpoint is set to begin the next chapter for revitalizing the Downtown Core area. The City adopted the Downtown Streets Plan and Design Guide. In 2012 improvements were made to Church Street, Third and Fourth Avenues between Pine and Church. The next step in implementing the Plan will be the reconstruction of Cedar Street between Fifth and Second Avenues. The project will provide wider sidewalks with street furniture, storm gardens to treat stormwater before discharging to Sand Creek and Pend Oreille River, places for public art and new landscaping. With funding from the Sandpoint Urban Renewal Agency and a Idaho Community Development Block Grant awarded by the Idaho Department of Commerce, the City will see the first phase of the project transform the Downtown into a new and welcoming environment for people to rediscover all of what Downtown Sandpoint has to offer. Phase 1 construction of the project on Cedar Street between 2nd and 5th Avenues will begin shortly following the annual “Lost in the 50’s” event occurring May 17th-19th.