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

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

The Willows site transformation is underway and recent work includes installation of road and pathways and basic infrastructure. Parcels are available for sale or ground lease for private-sector commercial investment, which could include restaurants, specialty food shops or retail businesses.

Sun reflecting off the pond at The Willows.
Community members help remove debris at Columbia Gardens before redevelopment.
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

The Willows News