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West Valley Might Start Adding More Retail and Housing

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YAKIMA, WA-- Business developers in West Valley say they are considering adding more retail stores, restaurants and condos to the area.

Four years ago, the Wal-Mart shopping center came to West Valley bringing more shoppers and more money to the area.

Now, other large businesses might be heading there as well.

There is no set date for developers to start building, but the city said the West Valley area is definitely ready for this to happen.

"The city as a whole is really primed for some more retail growth and we've certainly seen this is going to happen in the west valley as well.  The Wal-Mart got that started, but you've also seen some really nice residential growth," said Economic Development Manager, Sean Hawkins.

Hawkins also said there's potential to expand and develop West Valley because of the high income level in the area, and a lack of large commercial businesses where people want to shop.