The Willows

Urban Mixed-Use Waterfront Development

Aerial of The Willows site and adjacent Clover Island.

The Willows is part of the 15.8 acre Columbia Drive Urban Revitalization Area nearby the Columbia River in the City of Kennewick’s historic downtown. The Port, City of Kennewick, Benton County have partnered to transform the property.

As development at Columbia Gardens Urban Wine & Artisan Village advances, it will pave the way for construction of Columbia Basin College’s proposed 20,000‐square‐foot Culinary Arts Institute, as well as other retail, commercial and residential development.

Information for Developers & Realtors

The Willows, a nearly seven-acre waterfront site, has mixed-use parcels available for sale or ground lease. View available parcels in the Lease & Sale Opportunities section.

For More Information

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

The Willows Plans

Under the proposed plan, The Willows, located between Clover Island and historic downtown Kennewick, is the site identified for Columbia Basin College’s proposed Culinary Arts Institute. The Willows will offer a mix of both commercial and residential with areas that could accommodate restaurants, cafes, shops, art studios, hotel, day spa, other complementary commercial enterprises, and open public spaces.

Redevelopment Progress & Community Support

The Willows site redevelopment preparation was years in the making and involved clean-up support from groups throughout the community.

With that cleanup complete the paved pathway and nearby pond have been transformed into an inviting area for visitors and wildlife alike.

Parcels are available for sale or ground lease for private-sector commercial investment, which could include restaurants, specialty food shops or retail businesses.

Community members help remove debris before redevelopment.
Piles of debris from the clean-up work loaded in a trailer.
Sun reflecting off the pond at The Willows.
American White Pelicans and Mallard Ducks in the pond near The Willows.
Pond at The Willow on a crisp winter morning.
Community members help remove debris before redevelopment.
Discarded tires and debris in the pond before clean-up work begins.
Community members hauling debris out of the pond at The Willows.
Debris from the clean-up work loaded in a trailer.
Paved pathway at The Willows.

Artist Renderings

Artist rendition of Columbia Basin College planned Culinary Arts Institute.
Artist rendition of Columbia Basin College planned Culinary Arts Institute.
Columbia Basin College Planned Culinary Arts Institute

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