Applications are now open for tenant lease space at an all-new, permanent grouping of artisan food trucks to be located within the Port of Kennewick’s Columbia Gardens Wine & Artisan Village in east Kennewick. To be considered, all applications must be turned in not later than 5:00 p.m., September 12, 2018 Applications are available from the port’s website: www.PortofKennewick.org or by calling Amber Hanchette, the port’s Director of Real Estate & Operations at 509-586-1186.
Located on Kennewick’s historic waterfront within the Columbia Gardens Urban Wine & Artisan Village, the Food Truck Plaza is designed to accommodate up to six food truck vendors adjacent a scenic nature pond and overlooking the Columbia River in east Kennewick, Washington. The roadways, utilities, paved parking, lighting, landscaping, sidewalks, street furniture to serve the food trucks plaza are nearly complete. The intent is to complete that work to allow selected food truck vendors to begin operating this fall.
Each vendor space will be equipped with 50-amp electric pedestal and grey-water sewer dump; and served by an adjacent potable water hydrant, common area dumpster and grease-dump station. Public restroom facilities will be located nearby and maintained by the landlord. Interested parties should apply not later than the 5:00 p.m., September 12, 2018 deadline. Applications can be found on the Port of Kennewick’s website: www.portofkennewick.org. A selection committee will review all applications and make recommendations to the Port of Kennewick’s Board of Commissioners, which will make final determination regarding tenants.
Located in an urban setting at the Columbia River shoreline, the Columbia Gardens Wine & Artisan Village is being created by Port of Kennewick, in partnership with the City of Kennewick, Benton County, and Hanford Area Economic Investment Fund Advisory Committee, to provide a vibrant gathering place to enjoy street foods, boutique wineries, tasting rooms, restaurants, shops, art, and riparian wildlife along a scenic nature trail. The site offers views of Clover Island, an architecturally-acclaimed cable bridge, the Columbia River and
eagle pond; with a paved waterfront pathway connecting to the 23-mile riverfront, Sacagawea Heritage Trail and tasting rooms for both Monarcha and Bartholomew Wineries.
Phase 1 of the wine & artisan village opened February 2018 with two wineries offering tasting rooms, wine production, and event space in the first three buildings. A beautiful Latino Heritage Mural was installed in May 2018. Then, in June 2018, Phase 2 work began with completion slated for fall 2018. As soon as the current infrastructure work in finished, parcels within the wine village will be available for sale or ground-leased to the private sector. The port will also begin construction of two additional winery tenant tasting rooms for occupancy in spring 2019.
For more information contact Amber Hanchette, Director of Real Estate & Operations, Port of Kennewick at 509-586-1186 or e-mail to Amber@portofkennewick.org.
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