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