Curbed: “All Aboard At The Upcoming Centralia Station”

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All Aboard At The Upcoming Centralia Station

Sean Keeley, Curbed

November 19, 2012

Street view

Back in the day, stagecoaches on their way from the Columbia River to Seattle would stop at a halfway point, aptly dubbed Centralia. Over the years, the sparsely-populated Lewis County town has seen the railroad and coal mining define its industry. Today, Port of Centralia officials announced new plans to build a multi-use project off Interstate 5 that will bring new retail and office space to the town as well as promote the region’s rich history.

Dubbed “Centralia Station,” the project will include major retailers; community college facilities, retail spaces for local small businesses, office spaces, medical facilities; restaurants, warehouse space and sports fields.

Aerial

Centralia’s rich railroad history will be a theme that runs through the project and connects all of the different parts. Historical railroad photographs and heirlooms will dot the complex. Officials are hoping the project will act as a one-stop shopping destination for locals as well as tourists.