Plans in motion to beautify downtown Selah

SELAH, Wash. -- Selah is taking the next step in its plans to make the downtown there more attractive. A non-profit committee has been established to help meet that goal.

It's in the process of applying for the Washington State Main Street Program. If accepted, the program helps taxes stay local with a 75 percent tax credit.

Business owners like the idea of a better appearance downtown.

"It would totally boost the revenue, absolutely. I'm excited to see what it would do especially for here. I mean that would be great," said business owner Torrence McGuire.

New lighting, banners signs and hanging flower pots are part of the plans. A lower speed limit might also be imposed to make it a convenient place to walk. A bike path and dog park are also being considered.