Belfair Beautification Project Gaining Ground

Fundraising efforts for the “North Mason Beautification Project,” sponsored by the North Mason Chamber, remain in high gear. The Chamber Beautification Committee, co-chaired by Dr. Brian Petersen and Kim Johnson, is working on funding for wayfinding signage and streetscape amenities through the new SR 3 corridor.   In addition, park benches and waste receptacles featuring the new Belfair logo will be placed throughout the community, decorative planter pots will adorn the new streetscape, and pet waste receptacles will be placed intermittently along the sidewalks.

From left, Mason Co. Commissioner Randy Neatherlin, Dr. Brian Petersen and Chamber CEO Stephanie Rowland take a look.

In addition to the wayfinding signs funded by the beautification project, companies and organizations are free to purchase their own individualized signage. Mason Transit Authority was the first to participate. 

The Chamber has raised just over $13,000 toward its $20,000 goal, and remains optimistic about meeting this goal by spring. “We have seen some tremendous generosity from many businesses and community groups thus far. At this point, I’m hoping we can encourage a bundle of residents from throughout the community to invest in this project,” said Dr. Brian Petersen.   “If we can find even 50 people in this community who can donate $150 to the project … we are there!”   he added.

Chamber CEO Stephanie Rowland could not be more pleased with the progress on this project.  “This is really an exciting time for our community.  The end of construction is right around the corner and these streetscape amenities are really going to help establish a new ‘sense of place’ in Belfair and make our area more welcoming.”

All benches, waste receptacles and planter pots are custom-made for the project by Ornamental Stone in Allyn.  Wayfinding signage is being produced by Hanson Signs of Seabeck, and all logo development costs and additional project design costs have been donated by Petersen Chiropractic.   “These businesses have been extremely helpful in making this project a reality.  We so appreciate their leadership and generosity,” added Rowland.

Donations may be made at either the North Mason Chamber of Commerce at 30 NE Romance Hill Road in Belfair or at Petersen Chiropractic, next to QFC. Online, www.gofundme.com/nmbproject.  Questions? Please call Chamber Pres/CEO Stephanie Rowland, NMCC, 360-275-4267.