The Langley Main Street Association’s revitalization of Frick Lane received statewide recognition this past month.
Frick Lane’s history walk was awarded the visual impact award at the Washington Main Street’s Excellence on Main Awards Ceremony on April 25 in Ellensburg. It was held in conjunction with the state’s Preservation and Main Street Conference.
The visual impact award recognizes programs and projects “that positively impact preservation efforts, facade improvements, signage, and visual merchandising as well as transportation, parking and zoning issues,” according to a press release.
Frick Lane, walkway between First and Second Streets, was once overgrown with foliage. In 2015, the Langley Main Street Association began planning to restore Frick Lane. Turning Frick Lane into a “history walk” with accessible interpretive signage was a key focus of the association’s design committee in addition to improving the walkway.
The association did everything from removing stumps to installing antique street light fixtures. It also created and installed five steel and fiberglass panels with photographs and description of Langley’s early history. The project cost $14,854 and was completed in April 2016.