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Downtown owners kill streetscape project

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WENATCHEE — A downtown beautification project will not happen next year, no matter how much it would cost.

Thirty-three of 42 downtown property owners that would have been taxed to pay for the project did not support the project, said businessman Dave Gellatly.

“Speaking for 85 percent of the private ownership of the affected properties ... do whatever you have to do to kill this LID (local improvement district),” he said.

The Wenatchee City Council on Thursday declined to form…

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