Kennewick, WA — Action News has been following the story of a potential investment in the Clover Island Inn. The Port of Kennewick Commissioners met Tuesday and voted 2-1 against selling the land to Fortify Holdings, thus stopping the proposed hotel transformation to micro-apartments.
Action News spoke with Commissioner Thomas Moak about why he thought the proposal could lead to positive change.
"So much appealed to me about the plan in terms of the rooftop meeting area, the improved pool, the improved pathway around the island, the performance space, the restaurant on the main on the main floor rather than upstairs," said Moak. "All of those were things that I thought would be attractive to not only the people who might live there but to community as a whole."
Fortify Holdings still intends to purchase the inn in late March and continue to run it as is. Despite the ruling yesterday, the door is not closed forever for future change on Clover Island.