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 hit the SEPA register in the past month.
Tri-Cities Development Co. LLC submitted plans to subdivide 49.74 acres into 125 lots for single-family homes and nine tracts for the next phase of the Apple Valley subdivision to the city of Kennewick.
The property is south of Bob Olson Parkway and east of Colorado Street.
The land is vacant, though some areas have been used for agriculture in the past. It is zoned for low-density residential development.
Matt Smith of Bend, Oregon, is the contact for the applicant.
Harms Engineering on behalf of Marina Infante and Lucio Mendoza is proposing a 12-home subdivision called Desert Pines outside of Kennewick in unincorporated Benton County.
The property is north of East 23rd Street, between South Gum and Beech streets.
The proposal will subdivide 4 acres into 12 lots ranging in size from 7,501 square feet to 20,529 square feet. The property is the former site of a single-family home and is designated for low-density residential development.
Future development would add 15 “middle income” housing units to the area. Well and septic systems would be replaced with water and sewer service provided by the city of Kennewick, which is also reviewing the proposal.
Elite Investment Group is proposing a sports complex on an 0.68-acre site at 6902 Rodeo Drive in Pasco near Road 68, according to documents submitted by Knutzen Engineering.
The project includes a pre-engineered metal building, or PEMB, sports complex with a 7,970-square-foot footprint along with paved parking and sidewalks.
The site is currently vacant, according to the notice of application to the city filed under SEPA.
Dennis Gisi of John L. Scott Real Estate submitted a SEPA checklist for a proposed mixed-use building on an 0.89-acre lot at 5330 Road 68 in Pasco.
The proposal calls for a 7,300-square-foot commercial office space, 1,500 square feet of retail space and 2,900 square feet of restaurant space.
The site is currently vacant. Development is anticipated this winter.
Knutzen Engineering submitted a checklist for a 25,325-square-foot mixed-use/warehouse building on a 2.5-acre site on the northeast corner of East Superior Street and North California Avenue, near Pape Material Handling in Pasco.
The developer intends to seek permits this winter and complete construction by fall 2023.
The project would consist of a pre-engineered metal building housing a mix of office and warehouse space. It would have 30 parking stalls.
Mathew W. Martin submitted a SEPA checklist and permit application to locate an automotive spray booth within an existing building at 1320 W. A St. in Pasco.
The building is intended for an auto body repair shop.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs proposes seismic updates to eight buildings at the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center in Walla Walla.
Eight buildings within the central campus were built prior to seismic building codes and have been identified as structurally deficient and at risk for major damage or failure in an earthquake.
All but one are “contributing resources” for the Fort Walla Walla National Register of Historic Places Historic District.
The VA proposes a mix of seismic retrofits, replacements and consolidation of functions to address the potential danger.
Patrick Read, the VA’s environmental engineer, is the applicant.
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