About the Episode

Bruce Smith & Dave Ettl present opposing views about the plan for downtown Yakima. The proposed plan will begin a conversion to create a pedestrian only downtown core. The plan converts a large parking center into a plaza designed to encourage people to walk to businesses, create an experience & be a focal point for downtown. It’s a hotly debated topic with Smith & Ettl at the fore front debate.

Yakima’s Downtown Master Plan


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Dave Ettl did a great job in the interview of sharing a way to make Yakima a community we are proud of. I would love to help drive this initiative if I can help in any way to revitalize downtown and make it "tourist friendly".
We at Hopunion have been part of the Yakima community for many years and are also investing in the city's rejuvenation with our new property downtown.
The type of forward thinking that Dave showed is what is needed to help Yakima move forward.
Don Bryant
President & CEO
Hopunion LLC

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