The Plaza is a crucial centerpiece of investment in our downtown, the heart of our city. Plazas have delivered economic impact in cities of our size, from Rapid City, South Dakota, to Missoula, Montana. (case studies)

All over the world, plazas are places of gathering and belonging, where tourists, locals and families meet and celebrate. The Yakima Central Plaza will be a place for our community to unite. Moreover, when someone is considering moving to Yakima, they want to select a place they are proud to move their family to. This goes for current residents as well. We need to create a community that will provide the opportunities and amenities that will allow them to have great quality of life in their hometown. The Plaza is key to creating a downtown that is emblematic of the opportunities in our beautiful city. Read more on how the plaza has been  part of a larger economic development strategy

Watch Yakima Central Plaza:  Why, What & How
Presented by Kathryn Gustafson,
founding principal of Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, lead design firm
GGN (Gustafson Guthrie Nichol)


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