The cities of Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland; along with the Ports of Benton, Kennewick, and Pasco; and the Tri-Cities Visitor & Convention Bureau have commissioned a follow-up study of the Tri-Cities area river shores. The study will provide recommendations on how to best manage this important community resource.
The first study was developed by the Waterfront Center in 1997 and addressed issues that were viewed as insurmountable at the time. Some of the recommendations included the lighting of the Cable Bridge, the lowering of the levies, the improvement of the existing trail sytem and our local parks. Fast forward to 2008 and there are multiple sucess stories of what can be accomplished with community-wide cooperation and determination. In fact nearly all of the recommendations from the 1997 study have been competed which necessitates a new goal setting session for the community.
The 2008 Waterfront Center Study is close to complete and included a fact finding site visit of area river shores and our surroundings community, a group facilitation session of the Tri-Cities Rivershore Enhancemant Council, several meeting with community leaders and stakeholders, and community input session.
A written reort is expected back in early December.