Vista Field moves forward

KENNEWICK, Wash. - The Vista Field project is moving forward, just at a slower pace. KEPR has learned the demolition expected this spring probably won't take place until next year.

The Port of Kennewick says they have spent more than $30,000 this year removing asbestos and the fuel tanks at the airport. Staff say they have budgeted $250,000 for planning purposes this year. They say they expect to have the public heavily involved in the decision-making process moving forward.

"How can we create a regional town center, not just for Kennewick, but for the entire region, and that's why it's going to be really important to involve people from across the communities," said Port of Kennewick's Tana Inglima.

Staff say public input will take place later this year.