KENNEWICK, Wash. — City leaders are gearing up for Vista Field's grand debut in Kennewick and soon developers can submit their proposals for consideration.
Vista Field is described as a 'new urban town center' that's been years in the making.
The end goal is to transform more than 100 acres into a community with mixed-use neighborhoods and urban lifestyle amenities.
The first phase, focused mainly on landscaping, is now complete.
Port of Kennewick Deputy CEO Tana Bader Inglima said the next step is to gather proposals from private developers following a new 'urbanism' approach.
"It will be different from most developments," Bader Inglima said. "It will be finely grained streets and areas of mixed-use. You don't all live in one area and shop in one area and work in another. All of that's going to be mixed up."
Developers can submit proposals starting June 16.
The Port of Kennewick, in partnership with the city and county, is also hosting a grand opening celebration on June 16 at 2:30 p.m.
The celebration will be at 6600 W Deschutes Ave in Kennewick.
Attendees are asked to RSVP to POK@portofkennewick.org.
Bader Inglima said the festivities will include special music performances by John Waite and American Honey, a vintage trailer photo booth, and food from four food trucks, Ann’s Best Creole & Soul Food, Culture Shock Bistro, Taste of Wok, and Rollin’ Fresh Ice Cream.
The J&S Dreamland Express train will offer rides to and from Vista Field’s new Fire Station #3, which will also be open for tours.