Kennewick has set meetings for community input for its reintroduced plan to revitalize the area along Columbia Drive.
The first open house on the Bridge to Bridge — River to Railroad plan is 6 p.m. May 27 at the Kennewick First Methodist Church, 2 S. Dayton St.
The second session will be in June and will give an opportunity for commenting on proposed changes to the newest draft.
City officials first introduced the plan in 2009 to improve the commercial and residential areas bounded by the blue and cable bridges, the Columbia River and the railroad tracks north of Canal Drive.
It called for improvements such as more recreational trails, tree plantings, better signs and wider sidewalks and adjusted zoning to allow for more mixed commercial and residential development.
The Kennewick City Council halted the plan in 2011 to make adjustments and work with the Port of Kennewick, which was beginning efforts to create a wine village development along part of Columbia Drive.
The port has since demolished a number of buildings and expects to start construction before the end of the year.