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City Council Approves Ordinance to Encourage Housing in Downtown

YAKIMA, Wa -  The city council approves an ordinance that they hope will encourage developers to build housing in downtown Yakima.  

Developers who want to build condominiums or rental properties in a designated area in downtown can now apply for a ten year deferral on property taxes for any improvements they make to the property.

City council members unanimously approved the ordinance.  They also expanded the designated area to 38-square blocks in and around downtown Yakima.

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