There's room for life downtown
A second-story downtown Ellensburg apartment dweller watches the coming and going of traffic on Main Street. Some believe now is the time for owners of downtown buildings to redevelop them into apartment and residential units. Photos by Mike Johnston/Daily Record

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ELLENSBURG - There are those who contend a major, future strength for downtown Ellensburg will come from looking up, up to many of its unused second stories.

Business woman and former councilwoman-mayor Mollie Edson believes restoration of Ellensburg's historic second stories must occur to keep life flowing in downtown.