Documents filed under Washington’s environmental review process reveal a long 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 in Benton, Franklin and Walla Walla counties.
Here’s a look at projects that have hit the SEPA register in the past month.
Taggares Mini Storage
A 328-unit mini-storage facility is being proposed at 4621 Southridge Blvd., near the Washington State Patrol office in western Kennewick’s Southridge area.
The $12 million project will consist of 10 buildings and 47,800 square feet and was submitted on the owner’s behalf by Knutzen Engineering.
The project will be built in two phases and is under review by the city of Kennewick. Construction of the first phase is expected to begin in spring 2023. The property owner is identified as Pride of Pasco Development LLC.
Canal Landing Preliminary Plat
A 7.78-acre parcel at 4711, 4717 and 4721 W. Canal Drive, on the south side of West Canal Drive and West Quinault Avenue, will be subdivided into 92 residential lots intended for zero-lot line duplexes. Existing structures on the lots that comprise the property will be demolished.
The site is zoned for medium-density residential development. At build-out, the new homes will serve about 300 residents. The project includes 101 units of housing to serve families with low incomes.
The city previously determined the proposal will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment.
Zintel Canyon Apartments
Evergreen Housing Development Group, a Seattle-based developer, plans to build a 195-unit apartment complex at 4303 S. Zintel Way.
The 7.5-acre project will be constructed on a 13-acre site near Ridgeline Drive and South Boffer Canyon Road-Zintel Way in western Kennewick. Evergreen expects to begin construction in spring 2023, with the first tenants expected to move in by fall 2024.
The remaining land will be developed with single-family homes as well as open space.
The project will feature five three-story, wood-framed buildings with carports and related amenities, including an office/clubhouse. The developer will build southwest along the property’s east-facing frontage, with a connection to West 40th Avenue.
Ignite Hotels, represented by Knutzen Engineering, plans an 80,000-square-foot, five-story hotel with 120 parking spots at 1123 N. Columbia Center Blvd.
The city of Kennewick has determined it will not adversely affect the environment.
Construction is expected to begin in summer or fall 2022 with a targeted completion of winter 2023.
Ignite, led by Gurbir Sandhu, first announced the project in 2019, which will be built on land next to the Red Lion Columbia Center, which Ignite also owns.
Elite Construction of Pasco will build a mixed-use project on a 3.43-acre site at 4112 W. 24th Ave., Kennewick.
The project will consist of a 117,000-square foot, four-story building, two 5,500-square-foot commercial buildings and 172 parking spots. Knutzen Engineering represents the owner.
The site is west of Highway 395, near Windsong, a residential facility serving seniors.
The Dunes Subdivision
Dave Greeno, representing Big Sky Developers, proposes to create a 222-lot subdivision on a 47.63-acre parcel south of Burns Road about three-quarters of a mile west of Broadmoor Boulevard.
The city of Pasco has determined it will not have a probable adverse impact on the environment.
Burbank Business Park
The project includes construction of a 29,300-square-foot steel building at 98 Gateway Road in the Burbank Business Park.
The building will be used as a warehouse/fabrication shop and office and will include 90 truck/trailer stalls and 104 parking spots.
RND Land Holdings LLC is the applicant. The Port of Walla Walla owns the property but could not identify the tenant because of a nondisclosure agreement.
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