Columbia Gardens

Urban Wine & Artisan Village

Reconnecting the Community to Its Riverfront

Latino Heritage Mural installed on Columbia Gardens wine buildings.

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.

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.

Information for Developers & Realtors

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.

For More Information

Amber Hanchette
Director of Real Estate & Operations
amber@portofkennewick.org
509-586-1186

Columbia Gardens Urban Wine & Artisan Village Plans

Under the proposed plan, Columbia Gardens would be a commercial center, offering space for boutique winery operations and complementary businesses.

Redevelopment Progress

Phase One Winery Buildings
Aerial of Columbia Gardens with more parking added
Aerial view of first three Columbia Gardens winery buildings.
Two-Tenant Winery Building Rendering
Artist rendering of Columbia Gardens fourth wine building.
Two tenant building in progress
Columbia Gardens tasting room building under construction.
Columbia Gardens Progress - 08-22-19
Looking up at ceiling beams of new tasting room building
Columbia Gardens Progress - 08.14.19
Overhead beams installed for winery tasting room building.
Columbia Gardens Progress - 08.14.19
Aerial image showing tasting room building under construction.
Columbia Gardens Progress - 08.13.19
Aerial image showing new tasting room building under construction.
Columbia Gardens progress - 08.13.19
Construction banners with tasting room building under construction.
Columbia Gardens Progress - 08-12-19
Clock Tower and walls under construction.
Columbia Gardens Progress - 08.08.19
Clock tower cap installed with two walls framed
Tasting rooms under construction as of 7.31.19
Construction crews use crane to install clock tower framework.
tasting rooms under construction as of 7.25.19

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.

Artist Renderings

Artist rendering of initial wine buildings at Columbia Gardens.
Tasting Rooms/Production Buildings (Monarcha Winery & Bartholomew Winery)
Artist rendering of Food Truck Plaza at Columbia Gardens.
Food Truck Plaza at the Wine Village
Artist rendering of Columbia Gardens fourth wine building.
New Tasting Rooms Building (Future Home of Cave B Estate Winery & Gordon Estate Winery)
Artist rendering of Columbia Gardens at completion.
Columbia Gardens Urban Wine & Artisan Village at Completion

Wineries & Food Trucks

Columbia Gardens Urban Wine & Artisan Village

Bartholomew Winery and Monarcha Winery are open in the Columbia Gardens Urban Wine & Artisan Village! Cave B Estate Winery and Gordon Estate Winery will open tasting rooms at Columbia Gardens in early 2020. Contact the wineries directly for tasting room hours and events.

Bartholomew Winery logo.

Bartholomew Winery
421 E. Columbia Drive, Building B
Kennewick, WA 99336
206-755-5296  |  bartholomewwinery.com

Monarcha Winery logo.

Monarcha Winery
421 E. Columbia Drive, Building A
Kennewick, WA 99336
509-820-3993  |  palenciawine.com

Food Truck Plaza at the Village

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.

Swampy's BBQ logo.

Swampy’s BBQ
325 E. Columbia Gardens Way,
Kennewick, WA 99336

Frost Me Sweet logo.

Frost Me Sweet Mobile Desserts
325 E. Columbia Gardens Way,
Kennewick, WA 99336
509-420-4704
frostmesweetbakeryandbistro.com

The Ciao Wagon logo.

The Ciao Wagon
325 E. Columbia Gardens Way,
Kennewick, WA 99336
theciaowagon.com

Logo for Rollin' Fresh Ice Cream.

Rollin’
Fresh Ice Cream

325 E. Columbia Gardens Way,
[or the Clover Island Lighthouse Plaza ]
Kennewick, WA 99336

Food Truck Plaza Vendor Application

Food truck vendors interested in operating at the Food Truck Plaza at the Village may submit applications through 2019. Send applications to Amber Hanchette at amber@portofkennewick.org. She can be reached at 509-586-1186 with questions.

Recreation & Activities

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.

Families strolling along a pathway at Columbia Gardens.
Public bench alongside the pond at Columbia Gardens.
American White Pelican landing among flock in pond at Columbia Gardens.
American White Pelicans in the pond at Columbia Gardens.
Great Blue Heron takes flight at Columbia Gardens pond.
Wood Ducks in pond at Columbia Gardens.
Mallard takes flight from the pond at Columbia Gardens.
Canada Goose floating in the pond at Columbia Gardens.
Great Egrets exploring in the pond at Columbia Gardens.
A Great Egret walking in the pond at Columbia Gardens.
Bald Eagle in tree at Columbia Gardens.
King Fisher in tree at Columbia Gardens.

Community Support in Revitalization Efforts

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.

Community members removing debris.
Community members help clean up debris to prepare for redevelopment.
Discarded tires and debris in the pond before clean-up work begins.
Food Truck Plaza logo

Highlights

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