Public input needed over possibility of year-round market in Pasco
PASCO, Wash. - Folks in the Tri-Cities now only have a couple days left to offer feedback over the possibility of a public market in Pasco, similar to Pike Place in Seattle.
City leaders, the Port of Pasco and Tri-Cities Public Market have put together an online survey opened in June to help determine local interest in a public market at the waterfront.
Answers in the survey could also provide insight over two possible locations at the downtown area near the Farmer's Market and a new site along the Columbia River-front, east of the Cable Bridge.
The survey is part of a larger study looking at the feasibility of a public market in Pasco that is jointly funded by the City of Pasco and the Port of Pasco.
Tri-Cities Public Market is also reaching out to gauge interest from potential vendors. Organizers said they are hosting an event July 19 at Longfellow Elementary in Pasco to hear ideas from local business owners.
Pasco City Council member and liaison Craig Maloney said he believes the region and city are ready for a public market, as "many people in Pasco have shown their pride in our community, which bodes well for businesses."
Leaders said the quick, multiple choice survey is open through July 8. You can fill out the survey here.
Updates can be found at the Tri-Cities Public Market Facebook page.