New performing arts center is one step closer to Vista Field

Vista Field Performing Arts Center

KENNEWICK, Wash. - The vision of a new performing arts center in Kennewick is one step closer to becoming a reality Tuesday.

The Port of Kennewick Commission voted to approve a letter of intent with the Arts Center Task Force (ACTF).

The ACTF wants to purchase land at Vista Field to create a privately funded mid-sized performing arts center.

The chairman of ACTF says in order for the final project to move forward it needs everyone's help.

"Because this is a community effort we're not going to have taxes, we're not going to have some specific organization come in and build it for us, it's something that we have to do ourselves," ACTF Chairman Steven Wiley said.

The Port of Kennewick agreed to sell affordable land at Vista Field so ACTF can move ahead.

The new performing arts center will seat eight hundred people and the port officials say it will be a strong economic driver for the community.

As of now there is no estimated completion date.

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