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Homeowners May Have to Move for New Shopping Center

YAKIMA, Wash.  --  There's a proposal for a large shopping center on North 16th Avenue near the Highway 12 interchange.

Developers are planning a 90-acre development, that could include a shopping center, movie theater, and two hotels.

Jerry Maggard of Yakima's Advanced Real Estate represents the landowners, he says work is already underway, and tenants are being lined up.  

The economic impact of a new shopping center near 16th Avenue would be positive, but people who live right next to the property are being asked to sell their homes.

Albert Lantrip says he's owned his house for 50 years, and he's not giving it up unless the developers pay what he's asking.  

"My family, my wife's family, we grew up down here.   We had a lot of good times, and that's why I'm not a seller."  says Lantrip.