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Old gas station needs spiffing up, says planning commission

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EAST WENATCHEE — Public plaza? Meeting space? Visitor center?

The city’s planning commission liked all those ideas last week when they gave a thumbs-up to recommending redevelopment of an old Texaco station on a corner near downtown.

Called the Gateway Project, upgrades to the messy corner property — dubbed “an eyesore” by some planning commission members — would involve the lot’s purchase, redesign into a public space and construction.

“We’ve had long discussions on improving the old downtown,” said Lori…

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