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Downtown Master Plan Seeks Public Opinion

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- The city of Yakima held another public meeting last week to hear what you want to see in the new downtown master plan.

Some of the plans include a trolley system, more retail space, and more parking options.

People who live in Yakima said they want to see a better place for people to walk around.

"I really want to see us make a more pedestrian friendly area, to try and get people living in condominiums in the downtown area, which would have people take ownership of their downtown," one Yakima resident said.

The project began with a series of meetings and a public workshop back in May.

The consultant team working on the project is seeking feedback on downtown issues directly from the community, downtown business owners, property owners and city representatives.

The city expects decisions on the plan to be finished late this fall, and hopes construction could begin early next year.

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