Pasco looking to build public market

Pasco looking to build public market

PASCO, Wash.- The City of Pasco and the Port of Pasco partnered to fund a feasibility study to find the best location for a public market.

Currently, the location options are Downtown Pasco or the Marina Terminal. There is no specific location in Downtown Pasco, but the Marina Terminal would offer a river view and the market would sit on the wooden deck.

“People are looking for things to do, said Gary Ballew, Director of Economic Development & Marketing. “A nd a public market can offer that.”

Ballew said a feasibility study will cost about $30, 000 and is being funded by the city and the Port of Pasco. He said the public market would be modeled after Pike Place Market in Seattle or Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee.

“Its different… they’re usually filled with small businesses. You wouldn’t find those products anywhere else so this isn’t your usual retail experience, its a different experience,” said Ballew.

Ballew said there is no timeline for completion of the project, as it is in the beginning stages. No name has been chosen.