Grocery Outlet, Planet Fitness, Dollar Tree under construction at Road 68 development

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A new $5 million, 13-acre development off Road 68 will be anchored by Pasco’s first Grocery Outlet and Planet Fitness, as well as a Dollar Tree store.

The Sandifur Crossing development is under construction at the corner of Road 68 and Sandifur Parkway, adjacent to Gesa Credit Union.

Signed leases are in place for a 20,000-square-foot Planet Fitness, 18,000-square-foot Grocery Outlet and 10,000-square-foot Dollar Tree.

The 12,000-square-foot space left in the strip mall neighboring the new stores and gym is available for lease.

“The synergy we’ll have over the entirety of the center with retailers and service providers for the community —  it’ll be an engaging place for the local shopper to go to,” said Chad Carper, a broker with Kiemle & Hagood Co. of Spokane.

The first phase of the development will be complete by spring or summer 2018.

Hogback Development of Yakima, which oversaw improvements at the new Starbucks coffee shop on Court Street, is the developer.

Building permits filed with the city of Pasco list the Sandifur Crossing project total at more than $5 million.

Developers expect to turn the buildings over to tenants in April, said Lance Bacon, managing broker for Kiemle & Hagood Co. of Kennewick.

Several small shop retail spaces also are available adjacent to the strip mall and three future retail lots are available to the north of the property.

“There’s a boatload of interest on the pads — a hotel user on one end and various other retailers south of property,” Carper said. “It’s just a blank slate.”

Two pads along Road 68 are available, Carper said, who added that a quick-serve restaurant would be “great to put in there.”

Prospective tenants can build, lease or buy a pad, Bacon said.

“There’s spaces to lease for local companies. It’s not going to be all national (chains). We’d like to see Porter’s Barbecue and those kind of mom-and-pops out there,” Bacon said. “The dream is a mix of local/national.”

Kristina Lord

Kristina Lord

Kristina Lord has more than 21 years of journalism experience and has been editor of the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business and Senior Times since July 2016. She spent more than 17 years at the Tri-City Herald and also worked at weekly newspapers in Prosser, Grandview and Yelm. She’s a longtime member of the Society of Professional Journalists’ William O. Douglas chapter and a board member of Warrior Sisterhood, a Tri-Cities Cancer Center support group. She and her husband have two young daughters and they live in West Richland.

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