Real Estate & Construction

A sign announcing the future home of the The Courtyard by Marriott – Tri-Cities/Pasco Airport sits at the corner of Argent Road and North 20th Avenue. Construction of the $13 million project begins this fall. (Courtesy Port of Pasco)

Construction to begin on $10 million Courtyard by Marriott hotel this fall

Pasco airport travelers soon will have another nearby choice for overnight stays. Marriott is bringing its Courtyard brand to the Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco. Construction begins this fall. The airport, owned by the Port of Pasco, recently reached an agreement with A-1 Hospitality on a 50-year ground lease at the corner of Argent Road and…

(Courtesy Grocery Outlet)

Grocery Outlet to open new Sunnyside store

By Ted Escobar, Daily Sun News Known for its low prices for common grocery items, Grocery Outlet will open a new store in Sunnyside. Grocery Outlet spokeswoman Kelly O’Rourke said construction will start soon. “Delivering thrilling deals has become our mission,” O’Rouke said. “It’s led us to become the nation’s largest extreme value grocery retailer.” Brand-name groceries…

Spokane-based Bouten Construction, which has an office in Richland, has built several high-profile projects in the Tri-Cities, including Kadlec Regional Medical Center’s six-story patient tower. Bouten recently hired a director of performance and innovation to provide strategic leadership and guidance to the growing company. (Courtesy Bouten Construction)

Company creates new position to ‘lean’ into efficiencies

Bouten Construction recently made a progressive business move not often seen among Eastern Washington construction firms, but more common among larger companies across the nation: it hired a director of performance and innovation. “We’ve come to a point now where we’ve grown a little bit in size,” said Tony Spratling, who was appointed to the…

King of Kings Lutheran Church will nearly double its overall footprint when it moves into its new building at 3315 S. Sherman St. in fall 2019. (Courtesy King of Kings Lutheran Church)

Lutheran church building new $3.5 million building in Southridge area

After 40 years in an A-frame building off Edison Street, a Lutheran church soon will move to the Southridge area of Kennewick. Pastor Tim Wilkens, 34, said King of Kings Lutheran Church has outgrown its current space and hopes to be in the new building by late next year. The church has been at 5209…

All-American Gymnastics and Sports Center co-owner AJ Schneider and office manager and pre-team coach, Sarah Olsen, stand in the upstairs parents’ viewing area at the gym’s new location on East Reata Road.

Gymnastics facility vaults into custom-built gym in south Richland

AJ Schneider didn’t expect the hobby of a former girlfriend would one day lead to a role as co-owner and partner of a gymnastics facility and head team coach. “I have no background in gymnastics. I’d drop her off for tumbling and I’d stick around and watch, and I learned by watching. And one day…

Building owners Dr. Gordon Hsieh, from left, Dr. Stan Ling and his wife Grace stand with Tri-City investors Hilda and Manny Chavallo in front of the Cynergy Centre off 27th Avenue in Kennewick. The owners have plans to remarket the 14-year-old mixed-use professional center. (Courtesy Kenmore Team)

Building owners want to create synergy to relaunch Cynergy Centre

After sitting vacant for months, Kennewick’s three-story Cynergy Centre is ready for its part deux debut. The building features a wall of curved glass at the entrance and is near the traffic circle at 27th Avenue and Union Street in the Southridge area of Kennewick. Two doctors and a Tri-City investor have teamed up to…

Work is underway on a $6 million remodel and expansion project at the FedEx hub at 1705 Argent Road in Pasco. 

FedEx facility gets $6 million overhaul in Pasco

A major expansion of the FedEx footprint is underway at the Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco. The local hub is getting a $6 million overhaul, increasing in size from 14,000 square feet to 51,000 square feet. The goal “is to have it look like a brand new building,” said developer Chris A. Smith of CAS Properties.…

Construction is underway at Hill’s Restaurant and Lounge at 24 Vista Way in Kennewick, with a reopening planned for November. The locally operated homestyle diner closed in fall 2016 after a kitchen fire caused extensive smoke damage. 

Hill’s Restaurant and Lounge plans to reopen this fall

Less than a year and a half since a kitchen fire closed Hill’s Restaurant and Lounge in Kennewick, the diner is making a comeback. A majority of the original building has been demolished, but when the restaurant reopens in November, Tri-Citians will once again be able to enjoy their favorite homestyle meals at 24 Vista…

More than $11 million in financing has been secured for The Commons at Innovation Center, next door to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in north Richland. (Courtesy Prodigy Property Management)

$11.3 million in financing secured for The Commons apartments

Less than a year since construction wrapped up on The Commons at Innovation Center apartments in north Richland, $11.3 million in permanent financing has been secured as the complex closes in on full occupancy. Located in the Tri-Cities Research District across the street from The Lofts apartments, the 95,102-square-foot, 150-unit Commons complex, completed in 2015,…

A new two-story building is under construction at 3200 Duportail St., in the Queensgate area of Richland. It will house a pediatric dental practice and orthodontists under the same roof with the ability for additional tenants on the ground floor. (Courtesy Terence L. Thornhill Architect)

Queensgate dental hub to include five dentists, orthodontists

Multiple pediatric dentists and orthodontists are combining their talents to open two new offices in a new two-story building under construction in the Queensgate area of Richland by spring 2019. This will include the offices and doctors from Smile Surfers in Richland, Tri-City Orthodontics in Kennewick and Parkinson + Butler Orthodontics in Richland. The five…

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