Vista Field Redevelopment Planning Earns Governor’s Award

Governor's staff presents Smart Partnership Award to Port, City of Kennewick.

Vista Field Redevelopment Planning Earns Governor’s Award

Excellence in comprehensive planning for the redevelopment of Vista Field has earned the City of Kennewick and Port of Kennewick, the Governor’s 2018 Smart Communities Smart Partnerships Award.

“Together, we are making bold commitments and demonstrating a level of public sector cooperation not seen anywhere else in the state,” said Thomas Moak, Port Commission President.

For four years, the entities have worked together on a plan to create a vibrant, pedestrian-focused regional town center. This preparation included robust public involvement with design charrettes, pattern language exercises and open houses. Planning also included traffic impact, stormwater, sewer, and fire-flow studies; emergency services consultations; and creation of an entirely new mixed-use zoning district for Vista Field.

Blake Baldwin with Governor Inslee’s office visited the Tri-Cities to present the award.

“The master plan demonstrates excellence in comprehensive planning, offers innovative solutions, and is a model for other communities across Washington state,” said Baldwin.