OLYMPIA - The City of Hoquiam was recognized for an "Outstanding Achievement in Design" at the 23rd Annual Downtown Revitalization Training Institute awards banquet last night in Vancouver, Wash. The City was recognized for renovation of their historic train depot and was among eight projects honored.
"The City of Hoquiam's achievement represents the hard work taking place across the state to strengthen our downtown communities," said Rogers Weed, director of the Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development (CTED). "I congratulate them on their dedication and commitment to creating vibrant communities and growing Washington's economy."
In 1989, a local citizens group called "Save the Train Station" began working with the City of Hoquiam to first save their community's 1911 historic railroad station from being destroyed, and then see it restored. After years of dedication to the project, in 2008, it became a reality.