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Irving Place Apartments, 100 N. Irving Place, Kennewick, is a 1979-built complex in central Kennewick that sold on Dec. 11 for $19.4 million, or $143,000 per unit. The deal was part of a flurry of transactions as investors flocked to buy apartment properties in the Tri-Cities at the end of 2021. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Investors pay top dollar to snap up Tri-City apartments

A buying frenzy hit the Tri-City apartment market in the waning weeks of 2021. Driven by tax considerations and attracted...
Benton Rural Electric Association closed a deal for nearly 18 acres to build a new administration building next door to the newly-built West Richland Police Station and Tri-City Raceway. (Graphic by Vanessa Guzmán)

Benton REA moving admin to West Richland

Benton Rural Electric Association will move its administration offices to West Richland from Prosser after closing a deal for nearly...
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...
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...
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...
Fortify Holdings, a Portland apartment investor, has a deal to buy the Clover Island Inn in Kennewick. It wants to invest $20 million to turn it into micro apartments and is asking the Port of Kennewick to sell it the land the hotel was built on. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Clover Island Inn buyer plans micro apartments

A developer wants to convert the Clover Island Inn to micro apartments, but it may face a significant roadblock. The...
Amelia Kittson and her father Gus Kittson stand inside KIE Supply Corp., which started in downtown Kennewick in 1955. It has expanded over the years to carry irrigation, plumbing, electrical, decorative lighting, bathroom fixtures and appliances. Amelia works alongside her dad to prepare for her future role as the next-generation leader of the company. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Longtime Kennewick company begins transition to third generation

A third generation is poised to take over KIE Supply Corp., the iconic 67-year-old Kennewick business. KIE, established in 1955...
The Nineteen, a luxe apartment building proposed for downtown Kennewick, is dead after the Hanford Area Economic Investment Fund cut its $1.1 million loan commitment to $345,000, saying a “change in scope” changed the math. The developers say the project is unchanged. (Courtesy The Nineteen)

Funding cut kills The Nineteen, luxe Kennewick project

A Tri-City developer has shelved The Nineteen, a luxury office-and-apartment project planned for downtown Kennewick, after a key lender cut...
Fluid Controls and Components Inc., a 2020-21 recipient of Bechtel's Global Supplier Awards, provided 9,000 nuclear-certified valves to the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant project. (Courtesy FCCI)

FCCI named top vit plant supplier after aligning with Bechtel

A Richland company catering to U.S. Department of Energy contractors found success by aligning itself with the needs of one...
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West Richland plans to turn traffic circle into traffic signals

Plans are underway to replace a traffic circle with traffic lights at a key intersection connecting Richland to West Richland....

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