Construction + Real Estate

The window of a home under construction on Thebes Street in West Richland frames a view of Red Mountain. (Photo by Kristina Lord)

Market Overview: 2021: The year the Tri-Cities hit 300,000 – and its stride

History will remember the early 2020s for the devastating coronavirus pandemic, the shutdowns, the economic chaos. It would be easy...
Residential development south of Bob Olson Parkway in the Southridge area of Kennewick. (Photo by Scott Butner Photography)

Residential Growth: Tight home supply drives up prices

Homebuilders face familiar headwinds in 2021 – finding enough places to build new homes, hiring enough workers to build them...
Warehouse facility under construction near 2000 block of Robertson Drive, adjacent to American Rock Products, in Richland.  (Photo by Scott Butner Photography)

Commercial Real Estate: Private investment dominates commercial picture, for now

Private investors are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into Tri-City commercial construction in a shift from recent years, when...
Commercial construction on Port of Benton property near Einstein Ave and University Drive in Richland. (Photo by Scott Butner Photography)

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

Despite a global pandemic leading to rising construction costs and difficulty obtaining materials throughout the U.S., the Port of Benton...
The new water feature at Vista Field in Kennewick. (Courtesy PS Media for Port of Kennewick)

Port of Kennewick: Vista Field, Columbia Gardens ready for sale

Almost a decade after closing Vista Field, the Port of Kennewick is poised to start selling land and to welcome...
Pioneer Packaging is building a $3.8 million warehouse at 5818 Industrial Way in Pasco. (Photo by Kristina Lord)

Port of Pasco: Industrial expansion targets open land

The Port of Pasco is set to become the home base for the largest milk protein facility in North America...
Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco. (Courtesy Port of Pasco)

Tri-Cities Airport: Pandemic has air travel in a holding pattern

Covid-19 has taken a bite out of air travel at the Port of Pasco-operated Tri-Cities Airport, which hasn’t rebounded as...
Construction at the new Badger Mountain Elementary school in south Richland. (Photo by Scott Butner Photography)

Education: Build, rebuild, remodel – repeat?

Despite the pandemic, the Mid-Columbia’s school districts and schools – grades Kindergarten through 12, as well as higher education –...
Residential construction near Ridgeline Drive and South Sherman Street in Kennewick. (Photo by Scott Butner Photography)

City of Kennewick: Forging forward to ‘normal’ despite pandemic

As the Tri-Cities negotiates its second year of the Covid-19 pandemic, cities and private developers alike continue to forge ahead...
Earth moving equipment prepares the site of one of the two Amazon distribution centers being built along South Road 40 East in Pasco. (Photo by Scott Butner Photography)

City of Pasco: $150M in city projects on deck for next year

Pasco will begin construction on a new home for the Tri-Cities Animal Control building by spring 2022. So says David...

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