Yakima isn't the only city in the valley looking to revitalize its downtown. Union Gap is starting plans of their own for a Downtown Master Plan.
UNION GAP, WA - Yakima isn't the only city in the valley looking to revitalize its downtown. Union Gap is starting plans of their own for a Downtown Master Plan.
Union Gap Mayor Roger Wentz told NBC Right Now he's very excited to begin their own downtown revitalization. He says it's been years since major work has happened on Main Street and it's time to make it a more friendly place for businesses and pedestrians.
Monday night the Union Gap City Council will hear from the public about what they want to see happen to Main Street. Mayor Wentz says the decisions that will be made in the coming months will make a lasting impact.
"This is an exciting time," Mayor Wentz said. "It's wide open to us. Right now is when we can make the most impact to our city."
Plans for revitalization include wider sidewalks, landscaping and replacing old storm drains. The city has gathered $4.8 million for the project in grants and loans, and hopes to finish the work in the next five to ten years.