Plans in works for new hotel, high school, coffee shop, storage facility

Documents filed under Washington’s environmental review process reveal a list of projects in the works for the Mid-Columbia.

The State Environmental Review Act, or SEPA, often provides the first look at the mixed-use projects, mini storage facilities, apartments, industrial expansions, subdivisions and more that are working their way through the various planning departments of Benton, Franklin and Walla Walla counties.

Here’s a look at projects that appeared in the SEPA register in the past month.

LivAway Suites


W77 Acquisitions LLC of Lehi, Utah, has submitted plans to build a four-story LivAway Suites hotel with 126 rooms.

The 2.46 acre undeveloped lot is at 1289 Tapteal Drive, adjacent to Macy’s Furniture Gallery.

LivAway Suites plans a May 3 groundbreaking, according to its website.

Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, LivAway Suites is a new economy extended stay hotel with a developer-centric business model and hotel design.

LivAway Suites announced in January  that it has arranged $85 million in debt financing through Keystone National Group to begin construction on several hotels nationwide this year.

Kennewick BSP


BRL Development LLC has submitted plans to create 12 lots at 4003 Southridge Blvd., along with a private road system throughout the site. The site is zoned community, commercial and industrial, light.

Structures aren’t currently proposed at the site, but industrial and commercial buildings will be proposed in the future.

KC Help Storage Units


KC Help has submitted plans to build an 80-by-101-foot, two-story warehouse building at 2505 Van Giesen St. in Richland, plus three storage buildings of varying sizes south of the warehouse. RV/car parking also is proposed along Chester Road.

Construction is scheduled to start in fall 2023 and finish in fall 2025.

KC Help is a Pasco nonprofit that lends medical gear, including wheelchairs, hospital beds, crutches and more. It plans to develop its new headquarters and a commercial self-storage facility on five acres at the corner of Van Giesen Street and the bypass highway.

Sagebrush Montessori


Knutzen Engineering has submitted plans on behalf of Sagebrush Montessori to build a two-story, 6,130-square-foot building at the corner of Sandford Avenue and Thayer Drive in Richland.

Construction is scheduled to begin in March and finish in August.

Peach Tree Estates


MD&D Investments LLC has submitted plans to subdivide a 19 acre site south of the intersection of Queensgate Drive and Legacy Lane in Richland into 101 single-family lots and rezone it to medium-density residential-small.

The Peach Tree Estates project site is located about 600 feet south of the intersection of Queensgate Drive and Legacy Lane.

Apple Valley, phase 7-9 plat


Tri-Cities Development Company LLC has submitted plans to subdivide 49.74 acres at 7165 W. 32nd Ave. in Kennewick into 125 single-family residential lots.

An estimated 336 people would live in the completed project, according to SEPA documents.

Columbia River Seed Phase II


Columbia River Seed has submitted plans to build a new 40,000-square-foot pre-engineered metal building for agriculture storage, with a future 20,000-square-foot expansion, at 187405 Plymouth Commercial Road, Plymouth.

The buildings will be constructed on a 22-acre site.

ATI Inc. plant expansion


Patrick Lundstrum of Fisher Construction Group submitted plans for site work to expand and add onto the existing ATI Inc. metal recycling and processing facility on the 3000 block of Kingsgate Way in Richland.

Buildings include a 42,000-square-foot melting plant, 15,000-square-foot maintenance facility and small additions to a material storage and processing facility.

It’s scheduled to be complete in June 2024.

Waterways building

Benton City

Richard Rhoades has submitted plans to construct a new 6,000-square-foot building for Waterways, a plumbing contractor, at the end of the cul de sac on Dave Avenue in Benton City. The building will be a warehouse and office for daily operations.

The project includes a gravel yard and fencing.

Five-D RNG Facility


ARW LLC has submitted plans for a manure management project that will produce renewable natural gas. The facility will anaerobically digest the manure from an adjacent dairy to make biogas, which will be scrubbed and upgraded to pipeline-grade methane for injection into the nearby gas transmission line, according to SEPA documents

The project is expected to significantly improve the environmental impact from the dairy and help in the control of nutrient loads on adjoining land.

The site will encompass about 10 to 15 acres at 1580 Kruse Road, Pasco.

Kidwell Concrete Plant


Thomas Kidwell Family LLC has submitted plans for a concrete batch plant on about 36 acres in Pasco west of Venture Road and south of Pasco-Kahlotus Road.

The project will include a portable concrete plant, stockpiles of raw gravel and sand products trucked and stored for plant use and a concrete washdown containment area.

Hogback Starbucks


Hogback Development LLC has submitted plans for a 1,100-square-foot building to be used as a Starbucks coffee shop with a drive-thru window.

The undeveloped property is at Three Rivers Drive and Road 68 in Pasco.

McCurley Subaru Quick-Lube


Mason McCurley has submitted plans for a 9,000-square-foot addition to the existing McCurley Subaru at 9620 Sandifur Parkway to provide car maintenance services.

Baker Produce storage building


Evolv Design Collective LLC has submitted plans to build a 6,400-square-foot addition to the existing Baker Produce facility at 1505 E. Foster Wells Road, Pasco.

The addition will be used to store cardboard boxes and pallets.

USPO – Project North Star


Syngenta has submitted plans to construct a 22,000-square-foot building to expand the company’s seed processing operations at 5516 Industrial Way in Pasco.

Jefferson Landing


Lewis Place LLC has submitted plans to rezone an undeveloped parcel on Heritage Boulevard between East Helena Street and East Lewis Street in Pasco to allow for mixed-use residential/commercial for future higher-density residential land use and development.

Pasco High School 3


Knutzen Engineering, on behalf of the Pasco School District, has submitted plans to build a new high school on about 65 acres northwest of the Burns Road and Road 60 intersection.

The two-story, roughly 300,000-square-foot building would hold 2,000 students in grades 9-12.

Old Dominion Freight Line Transfer Terminal


Old Dominion Freight Line has submitted plans for a 63-door freight transfer terminal and drop yard on the 5800 block of North Capitol Avenue in Pasco.

The building will be 32,000 square feet. Construction is proposed to start in spring 2023 and finish in spring 2024.

Midland South


Haven Capital LLC has submitted plans for a 27-unit, single-story apartment complex at Sandifur Parkway and Midland Lane.

Each unit will have two bedrooms, one bathroom and 782 square feet of space.

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