Kennewick, WASH. — The Port of Kennewick in partnership with the city, county and community are working together to turn Vista Field into a mixed-used development.
This is part of a three-year, community-driven master plan to redevelop the 103 acre property into a regional town center.
The $5 million dollar project is in phase one of a projected eight phase development with 20 acres completed.
" Our spaces include common areas, public spaces, and fountains. Transit served, pedestrian oriented. All of those were activities the community asked for that have been incorporated in this master plan. I know people are going to be very excited,” said Tana Bader Inglima, Port of Kennewick Deputy CEO.
Tana says this new addition will also serve as an urban-mixed development.
“People will have a different sense of a community. It’s not your traditional standard developments. We’re excited to be partnering with the private sector to bring those vertical elements in, the residential and commercial,” said Tana.
The project is finalizing construction and public elements that will create an attractive and entertaining public space that will encourage growth of additional residences and businesses.
“It allows higher density, but also allows for some more quiet streets. You’ll be living very close to where people will be working with retail, live above, work below, side by side, horizontal mixed use,” said Tana.
Organizers say there is not a completion date set just yet, they are still working on close outs.
However, the community can expect an exciting new addition to the Tri-Cities in the near future.