Real Estate & Construction

Mindi Irvine, owner of Oasis Physical Therapy, stands next to a sign announcing her clinic’s fourth location, opening this summer at 1020 Queensgate Drive in south Richland. The 3,000-square-foot clinic is under construction behind her.

Oasis Physical Therapy to open fourth clinic in south Richland

$1.3 million strip mall also will be home to Orangetheory Fitness Studio Oasis Physical Therapy has opened three offices built around the Tri-Cities in the past 15 years. The company’s executive director and owner Mindi Irvine now is adding a fourth location, a $1.3 million building at 1020 Queensgate Drive in south Richland. The new […]

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Water rights bill faces tough road in Democratic-controlled House

Hirst decision affecting rural development; bill would give local governments more flexibility A bill to deal with a development-related fallout of last year’s state Supreme Court’s decision passed the Republican-dominated Washington Senate. However, the 28-21 vote on Feb. 28 mostly along party lines means that bill faces a tough road in the Democratic-controlled House. The […]

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A new Fairchild Cinemas will be built in a vacant lot across from Walmart in Kennewick. Fairchild officials hope to have the 10-screen theater open in 2018.

Fairchild planning to open third cinema in Kennewick

Fairchild Cinemas was expected to do well in its new Queensgate location in Richland when it opened in December 2015. But it did better than well, and now the company is planning a new 10-screen movie theater next to the Walmart store near the Canyon Lakes neighborhood in Kennewick. It will be in the 2900 […]

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Repeat Boutique, a new thrift store operated by Chaplaincy Health Care, will open March 31 in downtown Kennewick. Proceeds will benefit hospice services, both in-home and at the hospice house in Kennewick. 

Chaplaincy Health Care to open thrift store in downtown Kennewick

A new thrift store will open in downtown Kennewick to benefit a nonprofit providing hospice, palliative and grief care. Chaplaincy Health Care will open Repeat Boutique on March 31. The store will feature gently-used clothing and accessories for men, women and children, household items, furniture, home décor and more. “Very often we have families who […]

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An artist’s rendering of the planned Vintner Village II incubator building in Prosser. The Prosser Economic Development Association plans to occupy one of the spaces. Richland’s ALD Architects designed the building. (Courtesy Port of Benton)

Port of Benton to break ground on $2 million development in Prosser

The Port of Benton plans to kick-start a new 21-lot development with a $2 million building in Prosser designed to attract boutique businesses to complement the neighboring Vintner Village. Construction on the new building, which will include three bays for businesses, as well as an adjacent office building for a nonprofit, is expected to begin […]

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Copiers Northwest is planning to build a new two-story building at 7035 W. Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick. Plans include leasing the second floor of the building. (Courtesy ALD Architects)

Copiers Northwest planning $1.3 million new building in Kennewick

Copiers Northwest hopes to break ground in March on a new $1.3 million two-story building in Kennewick. The new nearly 12,000-square-foot building at 7035 W. Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick will be next to the current Copiers Northwest office space. The company’s Kennewick office is currently in a strip mall on Clearwater, with 3,200 square feet […]

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The state fetched more than twice the amount of the appraised value of 192 acres just south of Interstate 182 between roads 68 and 84 that were auctioned in the fall. One of the bids — for the 38-acre multi-family zone lot— fell through. The state is considering its options for selling this parcel. (Courtesy Musser Bros.) 

Four of five Pasco parcels for sale in DNR auction have closed

Bid fell through on 38 acres zoned for multi-family housing The sales of four of the five parcels of Pasco land auctioned by the Washington Department of Natural Resources in the fall have closed. A 38-acre parcel zoned for multi-family housing and appraised for $1.2 million did not close. The four parcels, appraised at $4.3 […]

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Ted Clifton, president of the Building Industry Association of Washington, spoke at a Home Builders Association of Tri-Cities meeting last month about his goals for the upcoming year.

Water rights, education top new BIAW president’s priority list

Water rights and education are among the top priorities for the new president of the Building Industry Association of Washington. Ted Clifton recently stepped into the leadership position of the Olympia-based association that represents member companies in the home-building industry. He was in the Tri-Cities last month to make sure he heard from local members […]

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