Tuesday night at 7:00 pm. Diane Howard of the Port of Benton came to Rotaract to talk about the Research District's development and time table. The development is trying to be as carbon neutral as possible, create a place for students to stay near the WSU Tri-Cities campus as well as housing for those that want to live near work, and a 9 hole golf course that uses gray water. Along with housing and office space light retail will be in the area to provide residents and professionals easy access to amentities.
This development of the Research Distrct will be a great boon to the Tri-Cities overall, and especially North Richland. New Businesses will be attracted by the close proximity to PNNL the Pacific Northwest National Labratory, and to the WSU Tri-City campus that has a new space designate to 'green fuel' research.
I cannot wait for development to continue in that area and for the type of growth it will bring to our greater community.