PDC shifts its priorities

By on Friday, October 15th, 2021 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

PENDLETON – The Pendleton Development Commission has shuffled its four goals. At this week’s meeting the commissioners looked at results from a PDC survey of the commissioners and put the goals in a new order. The first goal didn’t move. Public Works Director Bob Patterson says it remains finding ways to increase the vitality of downtown Pendleton.

“Goal two is to improve downtown as a convention and tourism destination,” Patterson said. “That was their third previously. It’s now their second goal.”

The third goal, which was previously fourth, is to develop a range of housing opportunities for a mixed-use downtown. The fourth goal, demoted from the number 2 slot, is to connect the downtown corridor to the Umatilla River.

“The real focus is on the immediate downtown area, which is described as Sixth Street to Sixth Street, basically Frazer to the river,” Patterson said.

The Pendleton Development Commission is comprised of members of the city council working as the city’s urban renewal agency.