Richland’s Queensgate commercial center seeing another growth spurt

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Spring in the Tri-Cities is when commercial construction really starts rolling, and this year is no exception — especially at the Queensgate commercial area in Richland.

In March, the City of Richland issued building permits building permits on three new commercial projects at the popular, fast-growing commercial center in south Richland.

A 27,000-sq.-ft. Ross Dress for Less is under construction at 2917 Queensgate Drive.

Construction on a new car wash will start this month at 2544 Queensgate Drive, between Fujiyama’s and the retail strip center that houses Subway.

And work is underway on a new 60,000-sq.-ft., four-story Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel.

Vandervert Construction is the general contractor on the new Ross Dress for Less retail store that is being built in Vintner Square, adjacent to the Marshall’s department store, which opened last year.

Rick Simon, development services manager for the City of Richland, said the new Ross Dress for Less will be 27,020 sq. ft. The construction value of the project is $2.36 million.

Browman Development Co. in Walnut Creek, Calif. is the developer of the Vintner Square shopping center, which is anchored by Target.

The new Ross Dress for Less should open by October.

Ross Stores Inc. is based in Dublin, Calif. It is the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the U.S., with 1,274 locations in 34 states. The company reported revenues of $11.9 billion in 2015.

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Mary Coffman

Mary Coffman

Mary Coffman has been a reporter for more than two decades, winning numerous journalism awards throughout her career. She was the editor at Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business for 8 years.

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