Vista Field development is purposely different. An economic analysis concluded that an unmet demand exists for mixed housing, commercial, office, hospitality, and entertainment opportunities. The years-long public planning process confirmed the community’s deep interest in this locally unprecedented development.
Beyond establishing an urban core in the Tri-Cities, the development of Vista Field will add both taxpayer equity and value to the Tri-Cities and the broader region.
Once the entire 103-acre Vista Field site is completed, economic projections indicate redevelopment could mean nearly 1,000 residential units, 740,000 square feet of commercial space, more than $500 million in private-sector investment, $51 million in new infrastructure, $408 million in new (taxable) buildings and 3,380 jobs.
The additional property taxes generated by the development would provide new revenues for police, fire, hospital, libraries, schools, parks, and other services.
By the numbers
PHASES OF DEVELOPMENT
YEARS OF PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT FEATURING A CITIZEN TASK FORCE, PATTERN LANGUAGE PROCESS, A CHARRETTE, PUBLIC MEETINGS, AND SURVEYS
ACRE CENTRAL PLAZA, 1 ACRE OPEN PARKS, AND SMALLER, HIDDEN-GEM PUBLIC SPACES
FOOT-WIDE SIDEWALKS AND SMALL-SCALE STREETS FOCUSING ON WALKING, BIKING, PUBLIC TRANSIT AND INCLUSION OF ALL MODES OF TRANSPORTATION
SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL, OFFICE, SERVICE AND ENTERTAINMENT USES
RESIDENTIAL UNITS RANGING FROM SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES ON URBAN-SIZED LOTS TO CONDOMINIUM AND APARTMENTS