Documents filed under Washington’s environmental review process reveal a list of projects in the works for the Mid-Columbia.
The State Environmental Policy 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.
Stegall Trust submitted plans to rezone half an acre at 408 W. 36th Ave. from residential, suburban density to residential, low density.
Spink Engineering LLC submitted plans to align Dinah Lane with the intersection of Dale Avenue and Seventh Street, creating a safer intersection for increased traffic when Bridge Park opens. The sewer line will be moved to address any encroachment issues and a section of the line will be upgraded.
Knutzen Engineering submitted plans to grade eight lots around 10840 W. Clearwater Ave., consisting of 49 acres. The site is being prepared for future development. The properties are zoned commercial, community and residential, high.
KTS Construction submitted plans to grade about 3,000 cubic yards of material for landscaping purposes at 38702 S. Clodfelter Road, a residential 5.44-acre property.
Prosser submitted plans for the demolition and material disposal of the old City Hall, a portion of the police department and the Masonic Lodge, all damaged in a 2021 fire. The building is located at the southwest corner of Bennett Avenue and Seventh Street.
Steve Wallace with Evergreen Cemetery submitted plans for a 2-acre expansion of an existing cemetery at 7 W. Corral Creek Road, Benton City.
John Hawley with Prosser Development LLC and J Bar W Ranch LLC submitted plans to modify a portion of the Creason Subdivision, located southeast of Highway 22, from about 74 lots to 56 single-family home lots. About 24.8 acres of undeveloped property will be developed into residential lots, including the installation of water, sewer, streets, curbs, electrical systems and street lighting.
Marquis Holdings LLC submitted a proposal to amend the development code to permit espresso stands, restaurants and fast food restaurants as permitted uses in the commercial auto row.
Jessica Pierce with Ryka Consulting applied for a conditional use permit for a new wireless communication facility. The project is on Keene Road and would consist of an 80-foot monopole with a concrete foundation to accommodate two future carriers. The site is zoned commercial general.
Caren Johnson with the Richland School District applied for a conditional use permit for a land lab for agricultural science instruction. The project would allow Richland School District students to raise animals for local fairs and participate in horticulture projects. The site is at 3807 E. Lattin Road and is zoned commercial limited.
Sean Markussen of FNS Collision Group Inc. applied for a conditional use permit to construct two buildings totaling 11,250 square feet for an automotive collision repair business that includes paint booths. The project, located at 3390 Kennedy Road, will involve the construction of 38 parking stalls, on-site store detention, utility extension and frontage improvements. The site is zoned commercial limited.
Kennewick Irrigation District
Daniel Tissell submitted plans to install about 1.2 miles of irrigation pipeline and infrastructure to upgrade facilities. 24-, 20-, 12-, 6- and 4-inch diameter pipes will be installed, as well as four 2-inch diameter irrigation services, a system blowoff and a new concrete turnout.
B4 Development and Consulting submitted plans for a concrete and asphalt crushing operation. An access road will be graded and site prep will take place, and the location will include a portable rock crusher, parking for trucks and stockpiles of used asphalt and concrete. Approximately 5,250 cubic yards of material will be stored on-site at 109 N. Oak St. The site, at over 16 acres, is zoned industrial, heavy.
Paul Knutzen with Knutzen Engineering submitted plans to build a 7,284-square-foot funeral home at the northeast corner of North Idaho Avenue and North Oregon Avenue.
Joseph A. Sapp submitted plans to operate a weekly church worship space on Sunday mornings in a rented portion of the Fairchild Cinemas movie theater, 5020 Convention Drive.
Amanda Whitehead of Knutzen Engineering submitted plans for the construction of a new Pasco School District Career and College Academy High School.
The project, located northeast of the North Utah Avenue and East Salt Lake Street intersection, will involve site preparation and the construction of the new building including parking lots, driveways, walkways, landscaping and some recreational space.
The 75,000-square-foot building will be two stories in height and include two outbuildings, and will house up to 600 students grades 9-12.
Jaime A. Vargas submitted plans to create an event center with auxiliary parking for various celebrations, meetings and more at 801 S. Fourth Ave.
Gerizim Church submitted plans to renovate an existing warehouse to be used for a church, including increased parking period. The warehouse is located at 1310 Road 36.
Dennis Gisi submitted plans to rezone a 2.52-acre lot parcel from retail business to high-density residential for future development of a 100- to 110-unit apartment complex. The complex will include parking and related amenities including outdoor recreation facilities. The lot is located at Road 76 and Wrigley Drive.
Randy Mullen submitted plans to allow for the siting of a booster station, water storage tanks and a back-up generator for a new Group “A” potable water system facility. It is proposed to serve multiple properties slated for future residential development along the Fraser Road north/south alignment.
Shaun O’Conner submitted plans for the installation of a new truck loading lane to the northwest of the existing three-lane truck track, as well as adding electric emersion heaters and new pumps to the tanks at 671 Tank Farm Road, Pasco. Approximately 1,191 cubic yards will be excavated and 814 cubic yards will be used as fill.
Evolver Salon LLC submitted plans to convert a building previously used as a restaurant into a dance hall, located at 605 Road 27.
SRB Real Estate Investments LLC submitted plans to construct a 10,100-square-foot convenience store, 2,560-square-foot restaurant, 8,200-square-foot truck wash, 19 fuel dispensers, fueling canopies, truck scale, 64 light duty parking spaces with 5 electric vehicle chargers and 55 truck spaces on an approximately 10.6 acre vacant site located at the northeast corner of Kartchner Street and Industrial Way.
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