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Goodwill store could go into old Kmart building in Pasco

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PASCO, Wash.-- A Pasco shopping center that's been stagnant for years, could soon see some new life.

Goodwill has plans to put a new store in the old Kmart building on West Court Street, but to make it happen, they need some help from the Pasco City Council.

It's been many months in the making for Goodwill's push to get a Pasco store in that old Kmart building. Monday night the Pasco City Council will be voting on whether to approve a zoning change for the property.

Currently the building has Commercial Regional zoning, which doesn't allow thrift stores. Pasco's Planning Commission reviewed the zoning and recommended the City allow Goodwill to have a store there. But the City would need to change the type of commercial zoning and require a special permit.

"We have really high hopes of what we're going to be able to do for the people living in Pasco who are looking for a better shopping experience as well as being able to receive services from a facility in Pasco," says Scott Shinsato from Goodwill.

In August, Pasco's city council voted to approve the Planning Commission's recommendation to change the zoning. Monday night they'll vote to approve a special permit to allow a thrift store at that location.