Road Repair Will Impact Traffic on Portions of 1st Street

Traffic on two sections of 1st Street will be impacted on October 1st while repairs are made to the roadway surface. The 1100 to 1200 block of North 1st Street and the 500 to 600 block of South 1st Street will both be reduced to one lane in each direction while the road repair projects … Continued

Yakima City Council Study Session Review

The Yakima City Council held a study session on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 at Yakima City Hall. At the study session on September 29th the Council: –     Referred a public market and business incubator proposal to the Council Economic Development Committee –     Sent a proposed agreement with the YMCA for an aquatics center at Chesterly … Continued

Changes in Downtown Parking Aimed at Maximizing Availability

As part of an ongoing effort to improve customer access to parking in Downtown Yakima, parking time limits will be changed in several City-operated parking lots as of October 1st. The Yakima City Council approved the parking time limit changes after a study was conducted last fall by a nationally-recognized consulting firm. Five City-operated lots … Continued

New Windows Alive! Art Display Starts October 2nd in Downtown Yakima

In 2013, the Yakima Arts Commission, an advisory group appointed by the Yakima City Council, developed an idea to harness the creativity of Central Washington artists to help invigorate windows of empty downtown storefronts by displaying their work as part of a new project called, “Windows Alive!”. Based on similar projects that have proven successful … Continued

Yakima City Council Study Session Preview

The Yakima City Council holds a study session on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015. The meeting begins at 10:00 am at Yakima City Hall Items on the September 29th study session include: Yakima public market and business Incubator feasibility study Proposed agreements for the design, construction and operation of an aquatics center at Chesterly Park Additional … Continued

Triumph Actuation Systems Employees Help Spruce Up Randall Park

More than 100 employees from Triumph Actuation Systems – Yakima are expected to blanket Randall Park on Wednesday, September 30th to plant about 400 small trees and shrubs and 30 larger trees. Triumph Actuation systems Yakima has awarded the Yakima Parks and Recreation Division with a grant that will cover the cost of the shrubs … Continued

Sunfair Parade Kicks Off Fair Season in Yakima

For the 54th year in a row, the Yakima Sunfair Parade will follow its familiar route of more than one-and-a-half miles through Downtown Yakima on Saturday, September 26th. The parade is expected to include more than 500 participants as it makes its way down Yakima Avenue from 16th Avenue to Naches Avenue. Presented by platinum … Continued

Study Session and Community Meeting to Focus on The Power of a Plaza

Downtown development leaders from Rapid City, South Dakota and Missoula, Montana will share stories of how plazas reshaped their downtown cores during a Yakima City Council study session in the afternoon on Tuesday, September 22nd and again at a community meeting that evening. The Council study session will begin at 2:00 pm in the Council … Continued