UNION GAP, Wash.-- The
city of Union Gap is starting a redevelopment plan to make Main Street more
appealing to businesses and people who live in the area.
Street has been let go," said Union Gap Mayor, Roger Wentz.
now we have the opportunity to incorporate design standards and a theme in our
first phase," Wentz said.
city is in the process of forming a committee to create a new face for Union Gap's
are finally feeling some momentum behind us," Wentz said.
new plan will redevelop the section of Main Street from Second Street to Franklin
Street, paid for by a $4.8 million grant the city has for these kinds of
everyone seems to be on board with the idea
haven't heard any opposition at all on this," said committee organizer, Dave
gap city officials said they will hold several public meeting on what everyone
wants to see here in downtown Union Gap, similar to those held in Yakima for
the Downtown Master Plan.
want to redesign that and refocus on more of a retail, small business,
walk-ability, livability plan," Wentz said.
still too early to tell what will come of these meetings, but officials said
they want everyone to take part.
are just forming the committee to get the citizens and business owners
involved, so this is a good opportunity for them to step up and get involved,"
want to get the plans moving sooner than later.
"Establish the design, establish the theme to be able to get this ball
going." Wentz said.