Downtown Connectivity Study

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** Public Open House Invitation **

You're invited to the City of Richland's Downtown Connectivity Study Public Open House!

January 23, 2020  5:00 p.m. - 8 p.m.

City of Richland Council Chambers

625 Swift Boulevard, Richland, WA

This Open House is an opportunity to review work completed by the City’s consultant team and a robust working committee made up of community members tasked with creating and analyzing alternative strategies for activating the City Council’s vision of a downtown and waterfront district more conducive to walking and bicycling. The City will be taking input at the open house and through an on-line survey.

 For those unable to attend the open house, study materials and
a survey will be available on this website from January 23 - February 6

Open House Project Flyer

Project OverviewProject Map

The purpose of this Downtown Connectivity Study is to advance the City Council’s vision for a pedestrian-friendly waterfront and downtown, while maintaining or enhancing the vehicular travel flow through downtown. The project team will develop, evaluate and prioritize street improvements in the area of George Washington Way between Williams Boulevard and Bradley Boulevard, a one-mile stretch. Ultimately the findings and recommendation will be presented to City Council and Planning Commission for selection of a preferred approach.


The City of Richland has been working since the early 2000s to improve the Central Business District. Several studies have been performed and documents have been created since then, including the Waterfront Branding and Development Vision Reference Guide, Creating a Civic Heart Workshop Proceedings, and the Swift Corridor and Civic Center Study, to guide the City’s vision of achieving a center for housing, employment, shopping, recreation, professional services and culture. Most recently, in 2018, the City Council adopted an update to its Strategic Leadership Plan with six focus areas. One of the focus areas, Increase Economic Vitality, includes an objective to improve streets to enhance walkability in the core downtown area.

Public Input

The City understands that public input helps shape a community-appropriate solution. The project team will provide opportunities for the public to provide input at key milestones throughout the study process.

To provide input, you may also contact Caroline Mellor at or at (208) 484-9592.


Schedule: 2019 - 2020

Downtown Connectivity Schedule


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