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Kennewick groups awarded for plans to revitalize waterfront

Kennewick groups awarded for plans to revitalize waterfront

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Partners working to revitalize Columbia Drive in Kennewick are being rewarded for their efforts.

The Port of Kennewick, Benton County, City of Kennewick, and Columbia Basin College received the 2017 Governor's Smart Partnership Award today.

The governor is recognizing all of them for their innovative plan to reshape the Columbia River waterfront into a vibrant community gathering place with attractions like wineries, food trucks, and trails.

"Seeing this happen is just a dream come true. I mean, it's a vision that people have had for probably 18 or 19 years," said Skip Novakovich, president of the Port of Kennewick Commissioners.

Awardees say their partnership is what's making the project possible. They say this plan is still years in the making, and they welcome community feedback and ideas.

If you want to give suggestions of what you would like to see on the waterfront, feel free to call the Port of Kennewick at (509) 586-1186. You can see their plans for the waterfront here.

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