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Kennewick City Council Heard From Consultant About New Places For South Kennewick

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Kennewick City Council heard about big plans for the future of Highway 395 in the south end part of Kennewick.

Within the next four years the Community Planning Director, Rick White said residents can expect a lot more restaurants and shops between 10th and Christiansen Road.

White said this area is underdeveloped and the prime southern entrance into the city.  He said, "The biggest thing we are trying to do to the 395 corridor is (give it ) a sense of place.  What does it mean to enter Kennewick?"

Makers, Architecture and Urban Design Firm worked with citizens, landowners, developers and stakeholders to come up with a design along the highway.  John Owen presented a design to Kennewick City Council Tuesday night.

Tuesday night Kennewick City Council expressed concern about future traffic and safety problems when construction is complete.  Intersection congestion, landscape, lighting, and traffic from the high school and future hospital were all among the concerns. 

Traffic going into the Canyon Lakes neighborhood was also a main concern.  Plans for all the additions are heading to the Kennewick Planning Commission.

 

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