I’ve lived here in the Richland/West Richland area for 59 years and cannot believe the consultant’s plan for the Richland waterfront. Making all of these changes would be a travesty!
Why is Richland so anxious to change all of its looks? We do not need to transform our beautiful waterfront with more shops, hotels and theme parks.
What will happen to our beautiful Howard Amon Park? Its use is limitless and is enjoyed by many people. The river trail is a beautiful addition along the Columbia River.
Narrowing George Washington down to four lanes is ridiculous. There is already enough congestion with four lanes and a turning lane. We don’t need more traffic headaches.
Why not do something good to the Uptown Shopping Center? It is becoming a shambles. The vast parking lot on the south side would be ideal for a farmer’s market. There are numerous shade trees along Williams Boulevard for vendors to set up their booths. There is more than ample parking and congestion would be at a minimum. Something that the Parkade cannot offer.
Go ahead and build shops and restaurants in “The Hole” at the entrance of town, but leave our park and riverside undisturbed!
Margarete G. Fleming, West Richland