Port of Pasco approves development of Osprey Pointe


PASCO, Wash. -- Plans are in the works for a new waterfront destination that both tourists and locals can enjoy.

After many years on the market, a developer has bought Osprey Pointe in Pasco, a parcel of 52 acres at the south side of East Ainsworth Avenue. At the end of June, the Port of Pasco approved an exclusive Letter of Intent with Eaty Gourmet LCC. Plans call for a market hall, restaurants, a boutique hotel, indoor and outdoor event space and residential areas.

The river-side trails however, will always remain public.

"They could stop at a restaurant on the other side of the trail and enjoy a cup of coffee or a nice meal and enjoy the river views,” explained Port of Pasco’s Director of Economic Development and Marketing Gary Ballew. “I think you've heard this throughout the Tri-Cities, ‘why don't you do more stuff on the waterfront?’ Well, this is trying to get us there."

The Osprey Pointe project is still in the early stages. The Port of Pasco and developers are working on layout expectations and finding an architect. Construction might not start for another two to three years.

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