Field Sessions and Lodging

Field Sessions

Wednesday, October 19

Replacing Pigeons with People: Creative Solutions for Adaptive Reuse | 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $10

Join us for an insider’s look at some of Wenatchee’s most interesting, challenging, and creative adaptive reuse projects. We’ll visit sites like the MidTown and Metropolitan buildings to explore the variety of paths large renovations can take, discussing the pros and cons of different approaches. Discover lessons learned from projects that have transformed boiler rooms into wine tasting studios, furniture salesrooms into professional offices, and spaces empty for decades into thriving company headquarters and housing.

The Pybus Story: Building Community through a Public Market | 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $10

In 2010, private philanthropists came together with the Port of Chelan and the federal government to renovate an aging steel warehouse near the Columbia River. Today, Pybus Public Market is a bustling community center, home to numerous independent merchants, an educational demo kitchen, event spaces, and a local farmers market. Through a panel discussion and small-group tours of the market, we’ll explore the story of Pybus and discuss lessons learned. Participants will then have a chance to tour Pybus’s many vendors before reconvening for roundtable discussions about how we can activate the concept of a public market to create community in our own towns and cities.

Thursday, October 20

Morning Yoga at Yogi Grind | 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Cost: $25

Join fellow conference attendees in gentle movement through a guided yoga session at Yogi Grind, a boutique yoga studio, plant studio and coffee shop. No previous experience with yoga is necessary to participate: this Gentle Vinyasa class is perfect for everyone from newbies to experts. Mat rental and a 12 oz wellness drink after class is included in class fee.

Biking the Apple Capital Loop Trail | 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Cost: $15

Get moving and learn more about fostering year-round recreational viability with an afternoon guided bike tour of the Apple Capital Loop Trail! Opened in 1994 along the shoreline of the Columbia River, this 11-mile loop has become a major transportation corridor for commuters as well as recreational destination for cyclists, walkers, joggers, skaters, snowshoers, and cross-country skiers. We’ll bike the mostly-flat 11-mile loop at an easy pace, with stops along the way to discuss the development of the trail and challenges of fostering recreation options in our own communities. Cost of the tour includes bike and helmet rental from local outfitter Arlberg Sports.

Adaptive Reuse of Wenatchee’s Fruit Processing District | 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Cost: $10

The Wells and Wade/Lineage Logistics buildings were once at the heart of a thriving fruit processing district centered around the railroad line in downtown Wenatchee. Largely unoccupied after the fruit industry shifted to truck freight and sought closer proximity to regional highways, the city block sized complex of six buildings was purchased by the county’s Port Authority in 2019. Setting out to find a new life for the site, the Port engaged a team of designers and economic analysis experts to study the existing structures and develop a plan for their reuse. The resulting feasibility study will help chart the future of these unique structures, providing a plan to bring them back to useful economic life while preserving their architectural and urban character. Join the Chelan Douglas Regional Port Authority and Graham Baba Architects as we discuss this case study and provide lessons than can be applied to similar properties around the state. A site tour will follow the presentation.

Downtown Brewery & Cider Walk | 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Cost: $25
Downtown Wine Walk | 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Cost: $25

Brewery and Winery businesses are increasingly important members of downtown communities throughout Washington. How can we best connect the dots with these brewers and winemakers in our downtowns? In this interactive field session, we’ll discuss what has worked and what hasn’t in Wenatchee, exploring developments like Brewers Row, the Chamber of Commerce Tasting Room, and numerous downtown tasting rooms– and how these all tie in with existing businesses, restaurants and bars. After a group discussion at the Chamber of Commerce Tasting Room, we’ll split into groups to visit

some of Wenatchee’s beer, cider and wine businesses, sampling craft brews and local wines while hearing from the business owners, brew masters, and tasting room staff.

Friday, October 21

Morning Yoga at iLa Yoga Studio | 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Cost: $20

Close out the conference with positive intentions and gentle movement through a guided yoga session at iLa Yoga Studio, one of Wenatchee’s thriving downtown small businesses. Owner Bridget Shae will provide a short welcome and intentional offering to participants, focusing on community and what it means to be part of the heart of a downtown. No previous experience with yoga is necessary to participate: this Gentle Vinyasa class is perfect for everyone from newbies to experts. Mat rental is included in rental cost.


Room Blocks have been reserved for RevitalizeWA attendees. We encourage booking early to take advantage of the group rates!

Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel

201 N. Wenatchee Avenue
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Phone: 509-662-1234

Group Rate: $139 + Applicable Taxes
Group rate valid if booked by Saturday, October 1
Call Front Desk or email

Hilton Garden Inn

25 N. Worthen St.
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Phone: 509-662-0600

Group Rate: $159 + Applicable Taxes.
Group Code: MAINST
Group rate valid if booked by Sunday, September 18
Booking Link

Residence Inn – Wenatchee

1229 Walla Walla Ave.
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Phone: 509-470-3091

Group Rate: $129 + Applicable Taxes.
Group rate valid if booked by Monday, September 19
Booking Link