POLL: What’s next for downtown Washington?

Published 1:16 pm Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Over the past several years, downtown Washington has undergone significant improvements in terms of its aesthetics and offerings.  Those investments have paid off, particularly in the area of Main Street, where business owners and investors are bringing new life to various properties.

We’ve seen breweries, restaurants and hospitality establishments open their doors.  And there’s plenty of more exciting things on the horizon. Take the Hotel Louise property, for example, which is set to be remodeled into apartments and a grocery store.

Those changes will likely continue as more people discover what downtown Washington has to offer. So, if it were up to you, what would be the next addition to the area?

Perhaps you’d want to see a new restaurant, or a new bar. Maybe you want to see a new parking lot in town. Or maybe you want people to have more places to stay, whether it’s a new hotel or a set of apartments.

We want to hear your thoughts. So we’ve set up a poll below; there, you can select your top three options from a list of ideas for downtown additions. And if you don’t see your idea on the list, feel free to send it to news@thewashingtondailynews.com.  We also welcome specific thoughts you have on the matter.

We will leave the poll open until Friday, Oct. 1, at which point we’ll gather the results and report on them the following week.

If you had it your way, how would the remodeled downtown Washington continues to take shape? We look forward to hearing your thoughts.

What would you want Washington's next addition to be? Choose your top 3

  • More parking (18%, 211 Votes)
  • Restaurant (15%, 185 Votes)
  • Museum or other historical attraction (15%, 182 Votes)
  • Retail store (12%, 145 Votes)
  • Coffee shop / cafe (9%, 103 Votes)
  • Other (7%, 80 Votes)
  • Hotel (6%, 78 Votes)
  • Additional dock space (6%, 70 Votes)
  • Bar (separate from restaurant) (5%, 66 Votes)
  • Apartments (5%, 62 Votes)
  • Professional / office building (2%, 21 Votes)

Total Voters: 474

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