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RV Park Proposal Seeks Public Input

KENNEWICK, Wash. - The idea of an RV park in Columbia Park is causing a stir among some people in Kennewick. The city now wants to ensure citizens' voices are heard.

It's not a done deal yet, the city still needs to decide if it will renew the developers lease he currently has on the Columbia Park Golf Course, where the RV park would replace the driving range. 

Some people are concerned that that's too close to the Veterans Memorial, and they don't think it will look good at park's entrance. So the Mayor decided city council needs to more involved in the planning, and formed a committee that can meet more regularly with the developer and share citizens concerns.

Overall some city staff members said they like idea. They said Kennewick could use some private funding to help improve Columbia Park.

"We don't have the money to make the improvements, to do all the maintenance," said Kennewick City Manager Bob Hammond. 

But before city approves the project it plans to have an public open house where people can voice their opinions and ask questions. No date has been set yet for that meeting, but city staff anticipate it could take place in the next few weeks.