Port approves Columbia Drive project, council delays vote

Port approves Columbia Drive project, council delays vote
KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Port of Kennewick approved its side of the plans to overhaul Columbia Drive.

But the city of Kennewick wants to wait.

Improvements will cost more than two-and-a-half million and be split down the middle with the Port and the city.

Kennewick says other capital projects won't suffer...but they say..first and foremost they want to find out where the money for this is going to come from.

People along Columbia Drive we spoke to say they're skeptical of changes.

"I do like the wilderness part down here. This morning we had three Blue Herons that we got to see. Will that be here when there's more people in this area? Don't know," says Sharon Adkins.

The city says it will not raise taxes for the project..but getting state and federal grant money is a priority for the project to be completed..which is why they won't vote on this until November.