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Cities Shaping Future of Columbia Park West

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Richland, WA- The cities of Kennewick and Richland are about to take on another major project that will affect the future of the Columbia Rivershore.     

The two cities are putting together a master plan for Columbia Park West.

That's the 146 acres of Columbia Park from Edison street to the marina near Bateman Island.

The Army Corps of Engineers owns the land and is letting Kennewick and Richland develop it, as long as its for recreational uses. That could include food vendors, boat rentals, and overnight camping.

Richland Deputy City Manager Bill King says right now, it's a clean slate. "We'd like to have this guiding plan in place so we have this roadmap for where we want to go for the long term, and so as we do things in 2010, 2011, we know that it won't interfere, it will work well with things we do in 2020."

Here's where you come in. The two cities are holding a public meeting tonight to hear your thoughts and ideas on what Columbia Park West should look like 20 years from now.

The meeting starts at seven tonight at the Kiwanas Building on Columbia Park Trail.