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Grandview High School received the Outstanding Project Award in Learning By Design Magazine’s Fall 2021 Architectural and Interior Design Awards of Excellence. Designed by Architects West, the 197,515-square-foot school replaced a 1970s-era building with a modern facility filled with light and innovative designs. (Courtesy Architects West)

Valley school’s design wins national accolades

A new high school in the Lower Yakima Valley has earned national recognition for its innovative design. Architects West, which has offices in Coeur d’Alene and Spokane, designed Grandview High School, which was recognized for its incorporation of next-generation learning space design and planning. The school’s design received the Outstanding Project Award in Learning By…


State schools superintendent gives state of K-12 education

State schools Superintendent Chris Reykdal recently provided an update on Washington’s K-12 public education system, as well as his vision for transforming the last two years of high school. The Jan. 7 address was the first of what will be an annual update on Washington’s K-12 schools from the superintendent. In his address, Reykdal provided…

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Networking – January 2022

NEW HIRES      Tony Howard, assistant superintendent for human resources at the Richland School District, has accepted a position as senior associate vice president of Washington State University’s Human Resources Department and will leave the district at the end of April. He worked for the district for 15 years. District leaders have begun the process of…

The developers behind the $50 million Resort at Hansen Park have applied for building permits and closed on a land deal to begin the next phases of the 
$50 million project at 814 S. Columbia Center Blvd. in Kennewick. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Hansen Park builder closes deal on more land for next project phases

The couple behind the $50 million Resort at Hansen Park project have closed a deal for a 9.2-acre site that will host a future phase. Hansen Park Development Phase 2 LLC, helmed by Vancouver developers Carmen Villarma and Dennis Pavlina, paid $2.2 million for the property at 814 S. Columbia Center Blvd., near 10th Street.…

Ulta Beauty plans a grand opening at its newly remodeled store at 1232 N. Columbia Center Blvd. on Feb. 18. Ulta invested more than $1 million in renovations at the former Pier 1 Imports store. It will close its store across the street. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Ulta plans February opening in newly remodeled building

Renovations are nearly complete on a $1 million makeover of the former Pier 1 Imports store across from Columbia Center mall to make way for an Ulta Beauty store. A soft opening of the new Kennewick store at the Columbia Square Shopping Center, 1232 N. Columbia Center Blvd., is set for Feb. 8, with the…

The city of Richland has taken steps to secure two sites it needs to extend Center Parkway from Gage Boulevard south to Tapteal Drive, across a set of railroad tracks.

Richland secures Kennewick properties for Center Parkway extension

A new stretch of road with potential to open a new retail district in Richland is taking form after years of litigation. The city of Richland expects to secure the four remaining sites it needs to extend Center Parkway from Gage Boulevard south to Tapteal Drive, across a set of railroad tracks, by the end…


Real Estate & Construction Briefs – January 2022

Affinity plans two complexes totaling 426 units in Pasco Affinity at Broadmoor LLC intends to build 426 apartments on a 20-acre site at Pasco’s Broadmoor area, according to documents filed under Washington’s Environmental Protection Act, or SEPA. The site is on the south side of Burns Road, west of the intersection with Broadmoor Boulevard, aka…

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Top Properties – January 2022

Top property values listed start at $700,000 and have been rounded to the nearest hundred figure. Property values are public record and can be found by visiting the county assessor’s office. BENTON COUNTY 11056 S. Steeplechase Drive, Kennewick, 1-acre home site. Price: $902,000. Buyer: Jerrold E. & Christine G. Hammer. Seller: Prodigy Homes Inc. Property…

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Bankruptcies – January 2022

ankruptcies are filed under the following chapter headings:Chapter 7 — Straight Bankruptcy: debtor gives up non-exempt property and debt is discharged.Chapter 11 — Allows companies and individuals to restructure debts to repay them.Chapter 12 — Allows family farmers to restructure finances to avoid liquidation for foreclosure.Chapter 13 — Plan is devised by the individual to…

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Business Licenses – January 2022

RICHLAND The Rootvik Agency, 1704 Del Cambre Loop. Asset Insure LLC, 9212 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, North Carolina. DJ’s Electrical Inc., 2321 SE Grace Ave., Battle Ground. Rehab Hair by Jenn, 404 Bradley Blvd.  Poseidon Painting Co. LLC, 2016 Davison Ave.  Cannon Construction Inc., 406 Porter Way, Milton. PHF Inc., 7562 Bertram Way NE…

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