Construction + Real Estate

New apartment units are under construction near the intersection of Highway 240 and Kingsgate Way in the Horn Rapids neighborhood of Richland. (Photo by Scott Butner Photography)

Market Overview: Economy sends mixed signals, but public works projects press on

The Tri-Cities is being transformed by an array of public and private projects. From apartment buildings and subdivisions to new...
Tri-City residential construction may be slowing but demand remains constant, propelled by job and population growth. This multifamily development is on the south slope of Badger Mountain, off Dallas Road. (Photo by Scott Butner Photography)

Residential Growth: Homebuilding slows as interest rates, costs increase

Brett Lott, a Tri-City homebuilder, sat in the living room of the south Richland home his company built for the...
Construction is underway for the new Grid Energy Storage Launchpad facility on Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Richland campus, near the intersection of Horn Rapids Road and the bypass highway. (Photo by Scott Butner Photography)

Commercial Real Estate: Builders work to overcome market challenges

In early September, amid a gloomy inflation report that sent financial markets plummeting, Darigold Inc. broke ground on a $600...
The Port of Benton began construction on an electrical replacement project at the Richland Airport in summer 2022. (Courtesy Port of Benton)

Port of Benton: Port embraces Hanford history, tourism and infrastructure during pandemic

The Port of Benton has been busy investing in promoting economic development in Richland, Prosser, Benton City and Benton County....
Vista Field is ready to welcome development, with 21 lots listed for sale at what the Port of Kennewick
calls a “pedestrian-focused regional town center.” (Courtesy Port of Kennewick)

Port of Kennewick: Plenty of room for new developments

Land for sale at Vista Field, Columbia Gardens and soon Clover Island could bring a variety of developments to Kennewick...
Rob Wiskerchen, left, general manager, Reser’s Pasco plant, and Gary McEvoy, vice president of hotfill operations, speak at a ribbon-cutting ceremony honoring the start of processing at its 250,000-square-foot plant in the Port of Pasco’s PIC395 industrial park. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Port of Pasco: Industrial parks approach capacity

The Port of Pasco has created not one but two industrial parks in recent years. And both are running out...
Columbia Basin College’s esports center offers the low lighting needed for screen-based competitions and space for 12 stations. (Photo by Jeff Morrow)

Higher education: CBC, WSU Tri-Cities celebrate new buildings, plan for the future

Columbia Basin College and Washington State University Tri-Cities each completed a major addition in the past year. The construction crews...
The $10 million Fran Rish Stadium remodel project was completed at Richland High in August, 
just in time for the first high school football game on Sept. 3. (Courtesy Mike Edwards & Musco Lighting)

K-12 education: Build, rebuild, remodel – repeat?

The three biggest school districts in the Tri-Cities have a lot in common. Richland, Pasco and Kennewick each passed major...
Residential development continues along Bob Olson Parkway near Southridge High School in Kennewick. (Photo by Scott Butner Photography)

City of Kennewick: A focus on infrastructure paves way for future growth

Kennewick, at 85,320 residents strong, continues to expand, develop and reinvent. “If you drive around our city, you can really...
Road crews install concrete curbing along Burns Road adjacent to a new west Pasco
development near the intersection of Broadmoor Boulevard.
(Photo by Scott Butner Photography)

City of Pasco: Fast growing community is thinking big

Pasco grew by more than a third as 20,000 residents joined the city between 2010 and 2022. With a current...

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