A partnership of local, state and federal agencies have been collaborating to transform the Historic Kennewick Riverfront by enhancing areas of Clover Island and taking a phased redevelopment approach to three project sites along Columbia Drive: Columbia Gardens Urban Wine & Artisan Village, The Willows and Cable Greens. Visit the Historic Waterfront District web page to learn more about the Master Plan update that is underway for this area.
At Columbia Gardens Urban Wine & Artisan Village, the Port of Kennewick, City of Kennewick and Benton County are partnering to create a vibrant destination neighborhood. The vision includes a pedestrian-friendly, waterfront where residents and visitors can stroll between tasting rooms, restaurants and boutique shops while enjoying outdoor concerts, public art, and wildlife along a scenic nature trail.
Several parcels at Columbia Gardens Urban Wine & Artisan Village are now available for sale to production wineries, breweries, distilleries, tasting rooms, bistros, restaurants, or retail businesses. View planned lots.
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Columbia Gardens Urban Wine & Artisan Village and the Food Truck Plaza are open to the public.
The initial work entailed building a bicycle and pedestrian pathway along a scenic waterfront, construction of three winery buildings, installation of a City of Kennewick-managed winery-wastewater treatment system, and streetscape improvements along Columbia Drive including new streetlights, a defined curbside bus pull-off zone, landscaping, parking and mural artwork.
The Port and its partners are currently adding another winery building and public infrastructure to bring two more tasting rooms, private development and other amenities to Columbia Gardens.
Parcels are available now available within the Wine Village for private sector development.
Bartholomew Winery and Monarcha Winery opened tasting rooms at Columbia Gardens Urban Wine & Artisan Village in 2018. Gordon Estate Winery and Cave B Estate Winery opened tasting rooms in 2020.
Contact the wineries directly for tasting room hours and events.
Food trucks are serving street cuisine and delicious treats at Columbia Gardens. More vendors are coming soon to the Food Truck Plaza. Contact the food trucks directly for menus and hours.
Columbia Gardens is a place to sample wines and meet with friends. A place to explore abundant aquatic wildlife, and walk, bike, or push a stroller alongside a peaceful nature pond. A community space where food trucks offer specialty treats and outdoor enthusiasts gather to enjoy sun-dappled patios, music, events and public art.
Throughout several years, Port of Kennewick and City of Kennewick staff, elected officials and community volunteers joined together to clean up trash and debris in the area. The Port also removed tired and dilapidated buildings and structures on the site. Much of the material was salvaged to keep concrete and recyclable materials out of the landfill.
These efforts improved the environment and visual appeal of Historic Downtown Kennewick’s Columbia Drive neighborhood and prepared the area for revitalization.