Viking Homes plans West Richland development

A regional homebuilder will develop homes on a West Richland hillside near Twin Bridges Road.

Viking Homes, which builds mid- to upper-priced homes in the Tri-Cities, Spokane and northern Idaho, paid $1.6 million for 84 undeveloped acres following an auction conducted March 19 by Musser Bros. Auctions of Pasco.

Kam Singh of Richland paid $636,000 for a separate parcel and will use it for a personal homestead.

Viking Homes builds homes with prices starting in the high $300,000s. It has active developments in south Richland, west Pasco and in Kennewick’s Highlands and Southridge neighborhoods.

It has not detailed what the Twin Bridges neighborhood will look like or how many homes it expects to fit onto the land. The property needs to be hooked into the city’s water and sewer systems. At a density of three to four homes per acre, it could support between 250 and 336 new homes.

The land is inside the city of West Richland boundaries. Musser Bros. touted it as a potential bedroom community to the Hanford site, which is accessible via Twin Bridges Road and Highway 240 to the north.

The site is accessed from Harrington Road. 

The 125-acre site had a taxable value of $330,000, according to Benton County property records. The land is zoned for a mix of medium- and low-density residential development.

The seller, Matson Development LLC, initially planned to develop one-acre home sites. The land slopes to the north toward a Columbia Irrigation District canal and the Yakima River at the northern edge of West Richland.

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