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Kennewick City Council Will Vote on Revitalization Project in Nov.

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It's a plan that's been years in the making, and now it will have to wait a little longer. It's a plan that's been years in the making, and now it will have to wait a little longer.

KENNEWICK, WA -- It's a plan that's been years in the making, and now it will have to wait a little longer. 

Long-time plans to revitalize the waterfront on Columbia Drive came to a head Tuesday with two big decisions. One of those decisions came from Kennewick City Council.

Council members were scheduled to make a decision about the deal Tuesday night. Instead, the council voted to not make any decision at all right now. 

Mayor Steve Young tells NBC Right Now they just want to make sure all their questions are answered before green-lighting the $2.6 million project.

"Sometimes I think when you start pushing a little too hard, you might miss some information. We've missed some information that we need to get right way. But we need to get this thing voted on right away," said Mayor Young.

But it's not just up to the City of Kennewick. The major project would be a partnership with the Port of Kennewick.

Unlike the city council, Port of Kennewick Commissioners unanimously voted "yes" to move forward on the plans at their meeting Tuesday. Commissioners also said they would stand behind bringing more local art to Columbia Drive along with the wineries, shops and other businesses.

"People may be interested in the art, in the wine, in the culinary things. And we're hoping to add a farmer's market at some time and maybe even a public market," said Port of Kennewick Commissioner Skip Novakovich. 

The project can't move forward unless the city council approves the inter-local agreement with the port. Mayor Steve Young tells us the city council will make their decision in November. 

 

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