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Yakima City Council Approves to Install a New Art Piece in Historic Downtown

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YAKIMA, Wash.- Yakima's Historic District is getting a new piece of art. This decision comes after tonight's city council meeting was packed with people waiting to hear about the controversial proposal.

There were some mixed feelings. Council members agree the art could improve the area. Members of the Historic Preservation Commission say the piece is too modern and they're disappointed with tonight's decision. 

Dozens of people attended the city council meeting to show support or speak up against the proposed art. Council members voted in favor of it. The art is being donated and valued at $25,000 and will be installed on the corner of North Front Street and A Street. People against the proposal say the modern art doesn't bother them...the location does.

"In the heart of what old historic Yakima is seems to us to be an adverse effect and so we're disappointed with the decision"

The large granite sculpture will stand between 6 and 8 feet tall...and might later get spotlights to accentuate it. The piece will be right in front of historic buildings like The Depot.

A date has not been set for when it will be installed.
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