Port of Kennewick led a multi-year effort to involve the public in the planning for the future of this unique asset. The public involvement process utilized surveys, meetings, a pattern-language workshop, a weeklong public charrette series and a citizen oversight committee to gather comprehensive input about what the community desired to see at the Vista Field site.
Through these efforts, citizens identified and advocated for Vista Field to become a lively, urban core. Small-scale city blocks with pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, a mix of work and open spaces, restaurants and shops were identified as essential elements.
The concepts and details included in the Vista Field Master Plan are the results of the community’s substantial and valuable feedback and the close collaboration between the Port, City of Kennewick, other partners and the public throughout the planning process.