Real Estate & Construction

Kennewick’s Clover Island. (Courtesy Kim Fetrow Photography/Port of Kennewick)

Sewer inquiry prompts stark reminder: No live-aboards at Clover Island 

An inquiry about extending sewer lines to boathouses at the Clover Island Yacht Club has prompted a strong response from the Port of Kennewick.  Boathouses are for boats, not people. Living on boats or in boathouses is not allowed by the port or the Army Corps of Engineers  The port leases the marina land, including submerged lands, from the Corps and in turn…

50 S. Verbena St, Bouton, Port of Kennewick

Tenant’s death leaves port in awkward position 

The Port of Kennewick is in an awkward position after the death of a tenant who held a lifetime right to occupy port–owned property in east Kennewick. Audrey Bouton died Sept. 14 in San Tan Valley, Arizona, where she had moved to be cared for by a daughter. She was 90 and held the right to occupy a 4.5-acre site…


Real Estate & Construction Briefs – November 2020

Port hires new economic development director Stephen McFadden, an economic development leader and an Adams County newspaper publisher, has joined the Port of Pasco as director of economic development and marketing. McFadden succeeds Gary Ballew, who left to join Greater Spokane Incorporated. McFadden comes to Pasco from Adams County, where he led economic development efforts…

The taxpayer-funded wine center in Prosser is owned by the Port of Benton and operated by the independent Walter Clore board.

Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center seeks new operator

The Port of Benton is seeking a new operator for Prosser’s Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center after the nonprofit that established the wine industry showplace vacated the property because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The port, which owns the taxpayer-funded wine and event center, pledged to move quickly to find a new partner to continue…

Goodwill Industries of the Columbia paid $1.17 million for a 4.54-acre undeveloped site at Wrigley Drive and North Road 76 in a deal that closed shortly before Halloween. The property borders the Pasco Walmart, 4820 N. Road 68, to the north. A future store is planned. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Goodwill Industries secures future Pasco store site

Goodwill Industries of the Columbia will build a store in Pasco after securing a site next to Walmart. The store will mirror the newly built Kennewick Goodwill. However, it will not take shape for several years, said Ken Gosney, executive director for the nonprofit, which serves people with disabilities. Goodwill paid $1.17 million for a…

Photo by Wendy Culverwell

KGH on track to become recovery center

The former Kennewick General Hospital will become a recovery center serving clients with drug addiction and mental health issues under a plan approved in late October by the Kennewick Public Hospital District Board. The district’s board of commissioners accepted a two-part feasibility study that lays the foundation to convert the hospital on Auburn Street into…

Sana Behavioral Hospital, a 16-bed psychiatric facility for those 55 and over, will open in the spring at 7319 W. Hood Place, near the Tri-Cities Cancer Center, in Kennewick. (Courtesy Sana Behavioral Health)

New in-patient facility to offer senior psychiatric care

The Tri-Cities isn’t often the second location for any growing chain. But it is for a Salt Lake City-based joint venture that is building psychiatric hospitals for seniors in the West. Sana Behavioral Health will open a $2.8 million, 16-bed hospital at 7319 W. Hood Place next spring. It will be the second of five…

The 20,500-square-foot police station will be constructed at 7920 W. Van Giesen St. on a section of the former Tri-City Raceway. (Courtesy city of West Richland)

West Richland’s square ‘doughnut-shaped’ cop shop nears the starting line

West Richland expects to break ground on a new police station in January with the city’s police department tentatively set to move into its airy new building by the end of 2021.  Chief Ben Majetich updated the city council on the project’s status at its virtual meeting Oct. 20.  The 20,500-square-foot police station will be constructed at 7920 W. Van…

Pacific Pasta & Grill plans to move to 603 Goethals Drive in Richland from its current location at 7911 W. Grandridge Blvd. in Kennewick. (Photo by TCAJOB)

Pacific Pasta & Grill heads for Richland as lease runs out in Kennewick

Pacific Pasta & Grill in Kennewick is moving to new quarters in Richland as its lease runs out at 7911 W. Grandridge Blvd. The pasta restaurant will reopen at 603 Goethals Drive after it closes its old location on Nov. 25. It announced the move on its Facebook page and a notice on the front…

2607 Kingsgate Way, Richland

SunMarket and Firehouse Subs

Sun Pacific Energy has debuted its latest SunMarket convenience store, gas station and Firehouse Subs restaurant at 2607 Kingsgate Way in Richland. The 3,919-square-foot building includes a Shell gas station, 2,082-square-foot convenience store and 1,837-square-foot restaurant area on a two-acre site. Sun Pacific previously introduced the Firehouse Subs brand to the Tri-Cities when it opened…

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