The Yakima City Council wants to know how residents feel about the proposed downtown plaza plan.

City Manager Tony O'Rourke says the council approved an advisory vote during the regular meeting Tuesday. He says the council expects to see a concept design possibly by Labor Day then the council wants time to educate the public on the idea and design.

O'Rourke says they hope to hold an advisory vote asking city residents what their thoughts about the idea after that.

I think people will be interested in not only the cost but what does the plan consist of. How does it accommodate parking what are the benefits of a plaza.

That advisory vote could come in November or early next year and will help guide the city as it continues a plan to redesign the downtown area and create a plaza in front of the Capitol Theatre.