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City Council Holding off on 4th Street Plaza Closure

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- The Yakima City Council may decide to hold off on permanently closing a section of Fourth Street for events.

Last fall, the city was looking at turning a portion of Fourth Street behind the Capitol Theatre into a permanent plaza for events.

Now, the city is considering just temporary closures of the area when events are happening.

They're planning a concert series and several Tuesday farmers markets for the area this summer.

"Get a feel of how it works, how the people interact with it, see if it will work as a long term event center that we could really put some money behind," said Economic Development Manager Sean Hawkins.

The city is still going over the plans.

Right now, they're considering a vote to open an alleyway between Yakima and Chestnut Avenues in anticipation of more traffic in the area.