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Pasco Downtown Plan Community Survey

The Pasco Downtown Master Plan will create a shared community vision for the future of Downtown.

 

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We would like your thoughts on your vision for Downtown Pasco and what you would like to see in the Downtown Plan. Your responses will be combined with responses from other members of the community and will be used to help focus the goals of the plan. Thank you for sharing your input!

 

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About Downtown Pasco

Our vision for Downtown Pasco is to create and foster a culturally diverse and economically vibrant neighborhood for businesses, residents, and visitors. 

 

Downtown Pasco is home to just under 10,000 residents and 8,000 jobs and is a certified Main Street Community designated by the Washington State Trust for Historic Preservation. Our Downtown is home to some our regions’ most culturally diverse businesses and several large employers nearby including the Pasco School District, Lourdes Hospital, Franklin County Courthouse and Pasco City Hall. 

 

The neighborhood is within proximity to many public facilities and amenities including Edgar Brown Stadium with a capacity of over 5,000 seats; Volunteer Park, a seven-acre park that serves as a gateway into Downtown, the Franklin County Historical Museum which opened in 1911 as a Carnegie Library; and the Sacagawea Heritage Trail along the Columbia River connecting Pasco to our neighboring communities of Kennewick and Richland. 

 

The Pasco Farmers Market and the Pasco Specialty Kitchen are also centrally located Downtown. The Pasco Specialty Kitchen is a certified commercial kitchen for local entrepreneurs. Established in 2003, our commercial incubator kitchen is certified by the Washington Health Department. The Pasco Farmers Market has been in operation since 1988 and attracts vendors from the across the Pacific Northwest featuring fresh, local-grown fruits, vegetables, and more. The Market runs from May through October.  

 

Plans and Projects for Downtown Pasco

Downtown Pasco Master Plan

The City of Pasco is working with Framework Cultural Placemaking for the development of our first Downtown Master Plan.  The primary focus of this master plan to improve the quality of life and business environment through identifying strategic investments, policies, and implementation steps to help foster a thriving Downtown.

 

Downtown Pasco Master Plan – Website coming soon! 

 

Lewis Street Overpass 

The Lewis Street Overpass project will join 2nd Avenue on the west to Oregon Ave on the east and the construction of a 625-foot concrete overpass over the BNSF Railway yard and a 70-foot single span structure over 1st Avenue. The project will provide a safe and important connection for the Central Business District and will include areas for safe walking and bicycling.

 

For more information, visit the Lewis Street Overpass website.  

 

Lewis Street Corridor Improvements (2nd – 5th Avenue)

This project will improve the Lewis Street corridor between 2nd and 5th Avenues with improvements to the street, sidewalks, lighting, and landscaping. 

 

To stay up to date on this project, please visit the Lewis Street Corridor Improvements website.

 

Peanuts Park and Farmers Market 

In 2021, the Pasco City Council approved renovations for Peanuts Park and the Pasco Farmers Market in Downtown Pasco. The $5.8 million renovation includes the replacement of the 1970s era concrete features of the park, new covers to aid the Farmer’s Market area and improved infrastructure to better support food trucks and events.


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Community Resources

 

Contacts

For more information, please contract the Department of Community and Economic Development offices at (509) 545-3441 or the staff below:

 

Jacob B. Gonzalez                               Mike Gonzalez

Planning Manager                              Economic Development Manager

gonzalezjb@pasco-wa.gov                gonzalezm@pasco-wa.gov

 


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