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.
The city of West Richland Public Works Department has submitted plans to build a 12-foot asphalt concrete pathway along Keene Road between Belmont Boulevard and West Van Giesen Street. The proposed pathway is about 6,600 feet long, with 79,250 square feet of paved area. The project would be built during the summer of 2024.
Kennewick Irrigation District
The Kennewick Irrigation District submitted plans to move an existing pump station, construct a pump station building, install a new turnout structure within the canal, adjust the canal alignment and install approximately 0.4 miles of irrigation pipeline. The project is located on a section of the Main Canal Division II near the south extent of Canyon View PR SE.
Knutzen Engineering submitted plans to mass grade eight lots, consisting of 49 acres, at 10840 W. Clearwater Ave. The project would involve 186,125 cubic yards of cut material and 193,350 cubic yards of fill. The site is being prepared for future residential and commercial development, and the properties are zoned commercial, community and residential, high.
Knutzen Engineering submitted plans to construct a 27,850-square-foot metal-framed canvas storage tent on a paved pad at 2579 Stevens Drive.
Archibald & Company Architects submitted plans to construct a 15,175-square-foot addition to an existing 13,551-square-foot building at 2588 N. Columbia Center Blvd. The plans include associated site improvements.
Riverpoint Farms – Teton West has submitted plans to construct a 172-by-298-foot onion storage building at 184301 S. Plymouth Industrial Road, Plymouth, with a connected 80-by-40-foot fan house.
LCR Construction LLC has submitted plans to construct a 7,635-square-foot gas station and convenience store on 1.84 acres at 8920 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick. About 135,000 cubic feet will be excavated.
Luxelocker has submitted plans to construct a commercial storage facility consisting of 60 parking spaces, totaling 33,240 square feet, and a drive aisle at 905 Curie St., Richland. The project is intended for RV and boat storage and will involve 3,047 cubic yards of earth to be moved or filled.
The Richland School District has proposed to amend the Richland Municipal Code to allow elementary and middle schools to have a freestanding sign. Under the current code, this is a privilege granted only to high schools and college campuses.
Kennewick Irrigation District
Daniel Tissell has submitted plans to decommission an existing underdrain located at milepost 11.3 of the Main Canal, about 5,000 feet to the east of where the canal is crossed by Webber Canyon Road. The project includes the installation of controlled density fill within an existing underdrain, minor earthwork around the entrance to retain water and construction of earth berms to direct overflow. Additionally, a concrete section of canal road will be installed on the uphill canal road to protect the canal liner from erosion during storms.
OJ Rodriguez has submitted plans to construct a one-story, 4,000-square-foot commercial building at 1304 N. Fourth Ave, a 0.4-acre site. The building would be used for future retail or another commercial-use tenant, and the site would include parking and landscaped areas.
Amanda Whitehead with Knutzen Engineering has submitted plans to remove about 11,000 cubic yards of excess soil generated by the construction of Orion High School to Pasco School District’s property immediately to the south. The project site is southeast of the North Utah Avenue and East Salt Lake intersection.
Elizabeth A. Tellessen has submitted a proposal to rezone the property at 11919 Harris Road, Building A, from residential transition to medium industrial, and has also applied for a special permit to continue operating an existing concrete batch on site.
Lance Kenmore has submitted plans to remove existing on-site improvements, build retaining walls and stairs, replace decking on an existing boat house and landscape the yard at 10704 W. Court St.
Brent Pitney with Knerr Construction Inc. has submitted plans to construct a 5,000-square-foot metal building addition to the existing Concrete Special Ties building at 1131 E. Spokane St. The existing building is 6,000 square feet.
Brandon Bernard has submitted a proposal to rezone the property on the south side of Aintree Drive at the intersection of Aintree Drive and Aintree Lane from R-3 with a concomitant agreement to R-3. This proposal would remove a concomitant agreement conditioning the applicant to enter into an agreement restricting the use and/or development of the property. This rezone would allow the height limit to be raised from 25 feet to 35 feet, as well as eliminate other building restrictions.
Five D Lands has submitted an amendment to a previously approved dairy conditional use permit. The proposal is for the addition of 4,000 milking cows for the existing dairy at 1580 Kruse Road, Pasco, bringing the total number of milking cows from the previously approved 8,000 head to 12,000 head. Also included in the proposal is the construction of new free stall barns, pens and a remodel of the current milking facility to accommodate the increased count.
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