Storefront Studio Project (Downtown Revitalization)

Reimagine Downtown 2022 (JPG)

In the spring of the City partner with the University of Washington’s Storefront Studio to take a look at how we can improve the look and feel of our downtown. The Storefront Studio is a program where undergraduate architecture students visit a community and create designs and ideas based on public feedback. In Sultan they focused on how our existing storefronts can be improved, what the City can do with the properties it owns in the downtown, as well as how we can improve Main Street and nearby parks to help activate the commercial core. Their work focused on three locations in the downtown; the old feed building and surrounding park, the Warner Block, and Main Street itself. These ideas were developed with public feedback at four community open house meetings held in the heart of Sultan’s Downtown.

Full Resolution Final Report

Reduced Size Final Report

What’s Next

While the project has wrapped up, we are still working on some of the ideas dreamed up by the students and community members. Staff are working to develop a façade grant program and capital improvements that the city can make based on the report. Please feel free to contact us to let us know what elements of the report you want to see implemented. 

For more information about the Storefront Studio Program please visit their website.

If you have any questions or comments about the project please contact Andy Galuska, Community Development Director at or (360) 793-1311.