KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The idea of an Urban Wine Village in Kennewick is becoming a reality.
The City and the Port of Kennewick officially broke ground Monday at the Columbia Gardens Urban Wine and Artisan Village.
Phase one of the project can now begin and is expected to be finished by late August.
Then the city will take bids on the building construction.
Commissioners from the Port of Kennewick and Mayor Steve Young talked about the impact the wine village will have on Historic Downtown.
"Rivershore revitalization stimulates investment by drawing visitors, encouraging new businesses, and providing a safe and welcoming place for families who live and work here. We have great confidence that in addition to the wineries that will locate here, other new and exciting businesses that compliment the wineries will also locate to this beautiful location," said Kennewick Mayor Steve Young.
The new village will be located right across from Zip's.
Wineries are expected to be ready by next Spring.