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Local Residents React to New Plaza

ASHLAND, Ore. — Local residents enjoyed the sunshine this weekend while checking out the new Ashland Plaza design.

The area is cleared of construction equipment. The water fountains are still there, but the Plaza is missing a few old trees. Two trees were removed last year, but the new Plaza now includes nine trees.

Some residents say the new design is impressive, despite some prior protests.

“I’m a thousand percent approval of what’s happened here. At first I was really mad about the trees taken out because, let’s face it, trees are nice when they’re old grown timber,” said Ashland resident David Woods.