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Community Development

Recent community development projects in the Town of Naches include:

New Apple Packing Line at Allan Bros

Allan Bros. is building a new $35 million apple packing facility with modern hybrid line which maximizes output and utilizes the efficiencies of pre-sizing fruit. The new line will allow the company to reduce repeated handling of fruit, which can avoid bruising or damaging. The new apple-packing facility will help make Allan Bors. more efficient in dealing with a changing and challenging international fruit market.

 

Greenway Path to Naches

The Greenway Foundation recently announced that it plans to complete the final section of the Greenway walking/biking pathway from Union Gap to Naches. The remaining section that is slated for completion in 2016 runs from 40th Avenue in Yakima to the Old Naches Highway.

 

K-4 Elementary School Opened

The new K-4 Elementary replaces two 60-year old buildings, Naches Valley Primary in Gleed and Naches Valley Intermediate in Naches. The school can house up to 600 students. The new energy-efficient building opened in the fall of 2016 and features a full-size gym and preschool rooms.

The funding comes from a $20 million levy passed by voters, which replaces two 60-year old building. With the completion of this new school, all of the Naches School District buildings will be located in the Town of Naches within a 10-block radius.

Due to a grant from Pacific Power, the new building will feature a 30KW solar system, providing up to 15 percent of the building's needs during the day. The installation of the panels was done by Perry Tech's electrical classes. In addition, the hydronic heating system will use ground-source heat pumps, to provide all the building's heating needs.

 

High School Football Stadium

The Naches School District built a new $1.7 million football stadium in 2016. The stadium includes seating for 1,185 spectators and has new restrooms, concession stands, ticket booth and second-story press box.

 

Street Lights Converted to LED

In 2016, the street lights in Naches were retrofitted to LED lights. The project benefits from a $25,000 grant from the State of Washington and will consume about one-third the amount of power conventional street lights, saving the Town $5,000-$7,000 per year in electric costs. Work will be carried out by Public Works staff.

 

Chinook Center adds new Business

A new Subway restaurant opened in the Chinook Center.

 

Street Sweeper and Vacuum Truck Purchased

2015 saw the purchase of a street sweeper and vacuum truck to clean streets and stormwater drains. The $200,000 grant funding for this purchase came through the State of Washington Department of Ecology.

 

Renovation of the Naches Bandstand

The Town of Naches recently completed a renovation of the Naches Bandstand in september 2015. The new roof was constructed by Lacey Roofing of Yakima. The Naches Public Works did structural repairs to the facility. MG Vinyl Fencing of Toppenish completed the fencing. Bruner Painting Inc. of Yakima just completed the painting and staining of the Bandstand. The bandstand is a key facility during the Naches Sportsman's Days which is held in September each year.

 

Renovation of the Naches BandstandRenovation of the Naches Bandstand

Renovation of the Naches Bandstand

Renovation of the Naches Bandstand

Naches Train Depot Outdoor Picnic Shelters

Depot area shelters projects completed in 2013. The Shelter’s we’re donated by Eschbach Park first shelter was restored and set up with the Towns Budget. The second shelter was restored and set up by the Naches Lions Club paved and landscape was completed by Town Public works and Community volunteers.

 

Naches Train Depot Outdoor Picnic Shelters

Penney Avenue Improvements

Penney Avenue Improvements was completed in June 2013. The Project included engineering and construction, including lighting, curb, and gutters. Funding for this project came from Washington State Department of Transportation.

 

Penney Avenue Improvements

Shelters, Access and Parking at Naches Train Depot

West Depot Improvements in process of being completed. Restrooms at the right and one of the outdoor shelters at the left

 

Shelters, Access and Parking at Naches Train Depot

Parking Lots Improved at Naches Train Depot

West Depot Improvements in process of being completed. Additional park spaces, access and landscaping were included in this phase

 

Parking Lots Improved at Naches Train Depot

Outdoor Stage Area at Naches Train Depot complex

West Depot completion 2013 now hosting Sportsman’s Days event. This project was completed by the Town Public Works and volunteers from the Naches High School Football Team.

 

Outdoor Stage Area at Naches Train Depot complex

Allan Road Intersection Improvements

In June 2011 the Town celebrated the end of construction for the highway improvements at the intersection of Allan Road and Hwy 12. The project also included engineering and construction required to extend water and sewer service to a 60-acre area around the intersection, that was party annexed by the Town of Naches and is planned for commercial development. The project also includes the widening of Allan Road and other improvements, including lighting, curbs and gutters. Additional lanes will allow drivers to speed up and slow down before entering or leaving the highway, which should improve safety significantly.

Funding for this project came from the Washington State Department of Transportation, Yakima County Development Association, and State and Federal transportation sources.

Download the Marketplace at Natchez sub-division drawing

Allan Road Ribbon Cutting

Oak Creek Ace Hardware

Opened in April 2007, the Ace Hardware offers a wide variety of goods in a 14,400 square feet building. Stop by for sporting goods, animal feed and pharma, auto parts, general hardware, housewares, lawn and garden, hunting and fishing supplies and licenses, and propane bottle fill.

Located at 10400 US Highway 12, Naches (509) 653-1294, future plans include additional retail or other facilities in the complex.

Ace Hardware store in Naches

Naches Trail

This phases of the Naches Trail included the construction of 3 1/2 miles of pathway from Allan Road just east of town to the historic Naches Depot. The project includes a lighted picnic area just across the street from the Naches Depot.

The eventual plan is to connect the Naches Trail to the Yakima Greenway and will be implemented in phases as funding allows. The Yakima Greenway iscurrently working on receiving a grant that would enable them to pave another 3.5 miles leaving only about 4 miles to hook up with the Greenway Path at 40th avenue in Yakima. Imagine being able to walk or ride your bike from Naches to Sarg Hubbard Park or the Yakima Area Arboretum. What a wonderful addition to Downtown Naches!

Funding for phase one of this project was from a direct allocation from the Washington State Legislature, sponsored by Rep. Charles Ross and Rep. Curtis King.

Ordinance for use of Naches Trail

Naches Trailhead - bike path
Trailhead - just across from Visitors CenterNaches trailhead access to the Yakima Greenway bike path
Train Tracks removed to create Trail

Naches Train Depot

The Naches Depot has added additional parking along with a 20’ x 40’ shelter (from Eschbach Park). The project was done by the Town of Naches, Granite Construction, Huibregtse, Louman and Associates and some grant funds from the USDA.  The Naches Lion’s club is making preparation to reconstruct the second shelter at the Depot in the fall of 2012.  Both shelters were dismantled and transported by a couple of Naches Valley High School students for their senior project.

The renovated Train Depot serves as a Visitor Information Center for the Town of Naches during the summer months. Naches is the eastern portal of the White Pass Scenic Byway and the Chinook Scenic Byway.

Naches Train Depot

Naches Meadow 2

The second phase of the Naches Meadows residential development is open and lots are still available for sale. Increasing numbers of people are looking at the Naches Valley for a second home, retirement home, or to relocate in a small town to raise their family.

Street in the Naches Meadows 2 residential development

Clemans View Sports Center

Facilities include three Little League baseball fields, one junior field, two tennis courts and meeting/reception facilities.

The park is located at 8894 US Hwy 12. For more information

Funding for the construction of this complex comes from the Upper Valley Sports and Recreation Association. The land was donated by the Boot and Spur Club and Allan Bros Inc.

Clemans View park on July 4th

Applewood Park

Visit our beautiful community park with a large swimming pool, a playground, picnic tables and two tennis courts. Daily swimming from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday-Sunday. Swim lessons available throughout the summer. The park is located at 105 West 4th St, in Naches.

Reserve park areas in advance, covered areas rent quickly. Contact Wayne Hawver at (509) 653-2353.

Applewood Park


 


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