Real Estate & Construction

A conceptual drawing shows what the core of Vista Field could look like with a public park, fountain and the future Vista Arts Center. The 103-acre site, behind the Three Rivers Convention Center and the Toyota Center, is tucked between North Young and North Kellogg streets in Kennewick. It has remained undeveloped since the airport at Vista Field closed nearly five years ago. (Courtesy Port of Kennewick)

Pedestrian-focused town center coming to Vista Field

“It’s about to get real.” That’s what Tim Arntzen, the Port of Kennewick’s chief executive officer, said while describing the next steps for the massive overhaul planned at the former site of Vista Field. Construction work on the expansive property nestled in the middle of Kennewick is set to kick-start the foundation for vibrant mixed-use…

Richland’s 3 Eyed Fish Wine Bar at 1970 Keene Road is scheduled to reopen in mid-August “bigger and better” after completion of a $750,000 remodeling project. The restaurant’s owner scheduled the construction to coincide with the city’s plans to add two roundabouts to Queensgate Drive.

Richland wine bar remodel to coincide with roadwork project

A restaurant with a popular outdoor patio wouldn’t typically choose to schedule a temporary closure just as warm weather is setting in. But since there’s never an ideal time to shut down a business, the owner of 3 Eyed Fish Wine Bar determined she had the best chance for future success if she timed a…

A $1.5 million theater expansion project at the Academy of Children’s Theatre in Richland will transform the existing rear storage warehouse into a multi-use theater with 300 seats. (Courtesy ACT)

Academy of Children’s Theatre kicks off theater renovation project

The Academy of Children’s Theatre kicked off an expansion project this month to build a larger performance stage at its Richland headquarters at 213 Wellsian Way. Construction of the $1.5 million project will take place over the course of three years. This isn’t the first time ACT has undergone a transformation. Shortly after moving into…

Spokane-based construction company opens new Tri-City office

Walker Construction Inc. may be a Spokane-based company but it’s done enough business over the years from Walla Walla to Yakima that it has opened an office in the Tri-Cities. The new office is at 2810 W. Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick. “We’ve been in our new office for at least 30 days,” said Jon Barter,…

Richland construction company selected for Kennewick school project

Bouten Construction Co. has been selected to add 22 classrooms, a gym and offices in a detached addition at Kennewick’s Amistad Elementary School. Bouten, which has offices in Richland and Spokane, provided the lowest base bid of $12.5 million to the Kennewick School District project. The Kennewick School Board approved two alternate projects, bringing the…

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Richland developers planning to add apartments to city’s core

A Richland company has an ambitious goal of bringing city-dwellers back to the central downtown area, to places either dominated by businesses or abandoned altogether. This includes high-profile locations in The Parkway and along Jadwin Avenue and George Washington Way, including the controversial pit at the gateway to the city. “The goal is to add…

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Construction company expects to move into new building

 MH Construction moving from Clearwater Avenue to Badger Canyon Trying to get to MH Construction’s front office door in Kennewick can be tricky. While the building at 4211 West Clearwater Ave. is clearly visible from that main roadway, visitors might need a map to get there. They’ll have to drive a half a block west,…

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Longtime book collectors building bookstore near Horn Rapids

Niche bookstore to feature collectibles, sci-fi, mysteries, non-fiction Mid-Columbia book collectors will have new shelves to comb this summer. Longtime book collector and retiring Bechtel radiological engineering health supervisor, Steven Woolfolk, is planning the construction of a 6,000-square-foot bookstore at 2240 Robertson Drive in Richland near Horn Rapids. The new store’s name: Xenophile Bibliopole &…

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Spokane-based credit union plans expansion into Tri-Cities

A Spokane-based credit union soon will open new branches in Kennewick, Pasco and Richland. STCU recently finalized the purchase of a 1.5-acre site for a Kennewick branch at 4842 W. Hildebrand Blvd., across the highway from The Rock Wood Fired Pizza. Plans call for a 4,500-square-foot branch office with STCU Home Loans office, drive-through and…

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Copiers Northwest completes 7,000 square-foot office, showroom

Copiers Northwest and BluZEBRA Technologies recently finished construction on their new two-story Kennewick building. The project, valued at $2.3 million, which includes the cost of the land, is at 7035 W. Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick near the grain elevator, McCurley Mercedes-Benz and The Pub. It was completed April 1. The main floor is home to…

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