It's been featured quite a bit in the news the last couple of years, mainly for economic and political reasons. But few are noticing the history of one of the Tri-Cities most unique landmarks that will now be going away.
A few weeks ago the Port of Kennewick voted to close Vista Field permanently, and make the land available for development. The decision was made with hopes of attracting more businesses and retail activity, and because the field was losing thousands of dollars annually.
A time table is being established with target dates for various stages of dismantling the facility.
Last week, the Port of Kennewick voted to close down Vista Field and sell the land to potential developers. The facility had been losing thousands of dollars each year over the last decade. Now that the official decision has been made, commissioners will be meeting to finalize plans Tuesday, April 23 at 2 p.m. at the Commission Chambers, 350 Clover Island in Kennewick.