Kennewick is turning Vista Field into huge space for homes, businesses

Kennewick is turning Vista Field into huge space for homes, businesses
Officials have come up with a layout for Kennewick's new urban area where the old airport used to be.

Vista Field, Kennewick’s former airport that closed down four years ago, is now in the works to become a lively urban area.

The Port of Kennewick and city officials have both signed off on the plan that was presented to them by local citizens.

The idea started in 2014, when a group came together to create concepts and drawings that would turn into the Vista Field master plan.

Tana Bader Inglima, the Port of Kennewick Deputy CEO, says the community laid the foundation for this plan.

“The citizens said they want something different,” Inglima said. “We want to create an urban destination town center, a more compact development that I can walk in, that I can bike in, where I can live and walk to work, where I can live above work.”

The project is now already in phase one, which includes infrastructure like roads, utilities and landscaping is being completed.

Developers say this is a long term project that could take up to 20 years to fully complete. Once finished, it will have 1,100 residential units and 750,000 square feet for commercial businesses.

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