Yakima's City Council is taking action on their Downtown Master Plan by adopting an "action plan."
YAKIMA, WA -- Yakima's City Council is taking action on their Downtown Master Plan by adopting an "action plan."
City Manager Tony O'Rourke said they can now put together an advisory committee. It will consist of more than 30 people including residents and business owners.
Committee members will look at a conceptual design for a downtown plaza. They will also travel to other cities who have gone through efforts to revitalize their downtowns.
"We're not the first ones to try to revitalize our downtown," said O'Rourke. "We want to learn form other communities experiences. What went well, what didn't go well. What would they do the same, what would they do different?"
There's been some controversy surrounding the Downtown Master Plan, particularly the potential of lost parking spaces for businesses. But the city manager said the committee will include a wide variety of people so different voices and opinions can be heard.