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Richland Seeks Input on Columbia Point South

RICHLAND, Wash. - "Columbia Point South", it's an undeveloped piece of land on the banks of the Columbia River. Right now the area is closed to motor vehicles. But what about dirt bikes? Some believe allowing bikers back in can put the land to good use.

As you're heading into Pasco from Richland on the I-182 bridge, just before you cross the river it's a small section of land some feel is best suited for bikers, but now they're not allowed inside.

The city closed the area to motor vehicles several years ago because off-roaders were tearing up the vegetation. But now the city said its now considering reopening the area to motor vehicles.

"Long term it will be open to vehicles in designated areas. The question is whether sooner or later," said Bill King, Richland Deputy City Manager.   

Before the city makes a decision it wants your input.

You can voice your opinion at a public forum coming up on December 14th, 7:30 p.m. at Richland City Hall.