Many business owners and watchers of Olympia’s downtown redevelopment argue that the few square miles of commercial space in the state’s capital city is the most researched patch of land on the planet, considering all of the business, parking, social service, demographic and land use studies agencies and consultants have conducted during the passing decades.
The City Council has now paid $75,000 for a consultant who studied all of those studies and developed a new study on the state of downtown.

Staffers are now drawing up a “to do” list outlined by the report, which drew most of the same conclusions previously commissioned reports made when they were drafted and largely shelved.

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