Real Estate & Construction

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Kennewick plans 2 open houses on convention center expansion

Meetings to provide public opportunity to learn about multimillion dollar project Two open houses have been scheduled for Kennewick’s multimillion dollar public-private plan to expand the Three Rivers Convention Center with a theater and hotel—and possibly more development later. The meetings are from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 17 at the Three Rivers Convention…

Developers expect to break ground on 105 homes at The Heights at Red Mountain Ranch development this fall. At full build-out, the project will include 563 single-family homes and 226 multi-family homes. (Courtesy Aho Construction)

West Richland approves massive housing development on 148 acres

By Andrew Kirk A proposed housing development could increase West Richland’s population by about 15 percent. The Heights at Red Mountain Ranch will add 563 single-family residential lots on 148 acres with the option of later adding 226 multi-family homes on 36 more acres. The first phase of the 10-phase project—expected to begin this fall—includes 105…

Cari and Matt McGee of Keller Williams Realty Tri-Cities reviewed sales data from 532 homes in Kennewick, Pasco, Richland and West Richland and discovered Zillow’s estimates on the same homes are almost 6 percent higher than the homes’ actual sale prices. (Photo Elsie Puig)

Tri-City study reveals discrepancy with Zillow estimates

Data on 532 local homes shows online real estate company’s numbers run too high Do you have money signs whirling around your head after seeing your home’s latest value on Zillow? Think again. A new study by Cari and Matt McGee of Keller Williams Realty Tri-Cities reveals discrepancies in Zillow’s Zestimates and properties’ actual values.…

American Electric owner Joe Gonzalez credits his 206 employees with his company’s success. The Richland business recently landed $24.5 million Hanford tank farm contract. (Photo by Jeff Morrow)

Richland company lands $24.5M Hanford contract

Joe Gonzalez never wanted to be a business owner. He was happy being an electrician. “I was really comfortable in what I was doing,” he said. “And then sometimes you need to get out of your comfort zone.” That’s what Gonzalez finally did back in the early 1990s. “My old boss who I worked for…

Best Buy employees stand near the new service area for customers to pick up orders placed online. The dedicated storage area with attendants is part of a nearly $500,000 remodel of the interior of the Kennewick store. (Photo by Robin Wojtanik)

Best Buy completes large remodel in Kennewick

Overhaul of Best Buy includes updates for modern shopping An interior remodel of the Kennewick Best Buy store included new bathrooms, flooring and layout of registers. General Manager Mitch Davis called the nearly $500,000 project that took place over five weeks a “full facelift.” Davis said most of the work was done after hours, but…

Darci and Dave Mitcham have owned Cedars Restaurant on Kennewick’s Clover Island since 2006. 
They requested a change to their restaurant’s long-term lease with the Port of Kennewick to accommodate its sale.

Cedars Restaurant lease change could pave way for sale

Port of Kennewick commissioners agree to lease update with Clover Island eatery The process to sell Clover Island’s Cedars Restaurant is moving forward, following the Port of Kennewick’s revision of its long-term lease. The waterfront restaurant in Kennewick was first listed for sale in 2017 for $2.62 million. The property at 355 Clover Island Drive was…

Columbia Basin College plans to move its dental hygiene program from the Pasco campus to the Wortman Medical Science Center in Richland in January. (Courtesy Columbia Basin College)

CBC plans to move dental hygiene program to Richland

So far, grants totaling $670,000 have been secured to offset the move Columbia Basin College landed its third grant this year to pay for moving its dental hygiene program and clinic from Pasco to Richland. CBC is committed to fully financing the cost—$4.29 million—to renovate the fourth floor of the Wortman Medical Science Center, or…

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Dick’s Sporting Goods plans grand opening for Sept. 20-22

Dick’s Sporting Goods has plans to open just in time for the fall season at Columbia Center mall in Kennewick. The store’s grand opening is Sept. 20-22, and it’s pulling out all the stops, including an appearance by former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant. He’ll be available from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 21. Wristbands are required…

Knutzen’s Meats

Knutzen’s Meats expands, adds additional smokehouse

Knutzen’s Meats, a retail, custom and specialty meat shop, recently expanded its Pasco facility. The project added 400 square feet to include an additional smokehouse and sausage kitchen so Knutzen’s can make summer sausage, pepperoni, jerky and other smoked meats. The shop is now 3,300 square feet. Tri-City growth has increased demand for Knutzen’s retail…

Goodwill Industries of the Columbia

Goodwill completes new 20,000 SF store in Kennewick

Goodwill Industries of the Columbia’s new 20,000-square-foot store opened for business on Aug. 30. Located at 345 S. Columbia Center Blvd., it’s between Fred’s Appliance and Flower Farm. The $4.2 million project, which included the land purchase and new building, features 10,000 square feet of retail floor space stocked with new items every day, 10,000…

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