It will eventually be known as “Mid-Town.” The plan is to re-invent downtown Redmond and create up to 5000 new jobs. The City Council, in it's role as the Urban Renewal District Board voted unanimously to give it's blessing to the 12th Amendment of the Downtown Plan to the City Council. City Councilor Ed Onimus: “What we are trying to do is we are trying to be proactive. We’ve already got some major progress in the downtown area. The streets and revamping the building, and attracting economic development. This is just a continuation of that.” The plan includes spending $93-million in public money to leverage $444-million in private investment. The goal is to see several major projects such as a Performing Arts Center, family entertainment center, and aquatic center. Another goal is to make Redmond more of a destination site for tourism. The public will have a chance to review this plan as the City Council continues to review the proposal.