On Tuesday, the Kennewick City Council unanimously agreed to re-zone Vista Field from a public facility to commercial regional use.
KENNEWICK, WA - It may be months before we see Vista Field moving out and businesses moving in, but the future of the land is looking brighter.
On Tuesday, the Kennewick City Council unanimously agreed to re-zone the small airport from a public facility to commercial regional use.
The commercial regional zone just means the area will be geared toward businesses that serve the Tri-Cities, but draw people from the region. This would make the Vista Field area in-line with much of the other zoning ordinances surrounding the property, like the Toyota Center and Convention Center.
"Retail uses, office uses, restaurants - those types of things you would normally see around the mall on Clearwater Avenue," were just some of the things Kennewick City Planner Anthony Muai listed.
"As the port works with us and we work the port to develop Vista Field, I think it's all going to come together to be a destination. There's going to be a lot of opportunity," Kennewick Mayor Pro-Tem Don Britain explained.
Last month, the Port of Kennewick said it plans to start a year-long process, including public input to come up with a plan for the land, with a potential ground breaking in 2015.