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Westgate Elementary, 2514 W. Fourth Ave., Kennewick.

$18.4 million Westgate Elementary is ready for students

The two men who helped design and build the new Westgate Elementary School in Kennewick once attended it. Architect Doug Mitchell and contractor Gary Chervenell once frequented the halls of the old Westgate Elementary at 2514 W. Fourth Ave. before it was demolished to make way for a new school, according to district officials.  Both…

Volm Companies Inc., 5702 Industrial Way, Pasco.

Volm prepares to open in Pasco Processing Center

Volm Companies Inc. expects to complete a 98,000-square-foot warehouse this month at 5702 Industrial Way. It’ll be located inside the Pasco Processing Center. MH Construction of Kennewick is the general contractor.  The company makes mesh bags and other packaging as well as packaging machinery and parts for growers, primarily in the potato and onion industries.…

Commons at Innovation Center, 2894 Salk Ave., Richland.

The Commons provide more housing options in north Richland

Located in the Tri-Cities Research District, the Commons at Innovation Center aims to provide for the ongoing needs of housing as the Tri-Cities continues to grow.  The $18 million complex at 2894 Salk Ave. in Richland features a contemporary design featuring ultra-modern amenities with 150 units, including studio, one- and two- bedroom apartment homes.  …

Leona Libby Middle School, 3259 Belmont Blvd., West Richland.

West Richland’s Leona Libby Middle School nears completion

West Richland’s second middle school will open in August. The $35 million Leona Libby Middle School is located at 3259 Belmont Blvd. Voters passed a bond in 2013 to build the Richland School District’s fourth middle school. The 108,000-square-foot school will house 800 students in grade six through nine on the 30-acre campus near the…

Columbia Basin College's Rand Wortman Medical Science Center, 940 Northgate Drive, Richland.

CBC’s new Medical Science Center offers state-of-the-art training facility

Columbia Basin College’s new Rand Wortman Medical Science Center will be used to train health care professionals at 940 Northgate Drive, across the street the from Richland Public Library. The four-story, 72,600-square-foot building features 32 examination rooms, X-ray room suite, doctors’ offices, training facilities for college classrooms, simulation labs, computer labs and conference rooms for…

At Michele's Event Center, 2323 Henderson Loop, RIchland.

At Michele’s Event Center scheduled to open in fall

The Tri-Cities’ newest event center is scheduled to open this fall. At Michele’s Event Center at 2323 Henderson Loop is in north Richland off Highway 240. The 4,000-square-foot building will feature a restaurant, lounge area, dance floor, indoor stage and private party room. Owner Michele Abrams originally planned to open the facility as a night club but…

Brantingham Phase III, 2715 Travel Plaza Way, Pasco

Construction on Brantingham Phase III is complete

West Coast Warehouse and Logistics have leased a new 32,200-square-foot warehouse with 1,200 square feet of office space at 2715 Travel Plaza Way in Pasco. The building, called Brantingham Phase III, is located on 2.47 acres. West Coast Warehouse and Logistics, owned by Kevin and Kathy Scheckla, will use the facility to manage its customers’…

NewEdge Wellness Center, 7403 W. Arrowhead Ave., Kennewick

NewEdge Wellness Center builds new clinic in Kennewick

NewEdge Wellness Center is offering way for those living in the Tri-City area to receive holistic health care without traveling great distances.  NewEdge’s new clinic occupies 2,950 square feet in suite 120 of the 3,980-square-foot building at 7403 W. Arrowhead Ave. in Kennewick. It’s located off Columbia Center Boulevard and Highway 240 near Roasters Coffee.…

Habitat House, Insurance Sponsored Build

Habitat’s insurance sponsored house ready for homeowners

Thirteen insurance companies teamed up to build a home in Tri-County Partners Habitat for Humanity’s development in Pasco. Joe Peterson of Joe Peterson Insurance came up with the idea for the Insurance House project, said Lisa Godwin, executive director for Habitat. The insurance build program was “a wonderful way for insurance businesses in the area…

Ulta Beauty & Party City, Vintner Square, Richland

Ulta Beauty, Party City now open in Vintner Square

A party supply store and a beauty retailer have opened for business in Richland’s Vintner Square. Party City sells birthday and theme party supplies, baby shower favors, Halloween costumes and more at 850 stores across the nation. It is next door the new Ulta Beauty, a national seller of beauty supplies. The new 10,000-square-foot Ulta…

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