Real Estate & Construction

Crews work at the Interstate 182-Highway 395 interchange at night. Washington’s total infrastructure needs are estimated at more than $190 billion

Report outlines needs, benefits of infrastructure investment

Cities, counties, ports, private-sector employers make case for federal funding As the new administration and Congress consider making major investments in the nation’s infrastructure, a coalition of Washington state organizations representing cities, counties, ports and private-sector businesses is making the case that Washington is a wise choice. The state moves more than $70 billion worth […]

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Tri-Tech Skills Center students built a tiny homeless shelter for the Career and Technical Education Showcase of Skills Homeless Shelter Project in Olympia.

Tri-Tech students build tiny homeless shelter

Twenty teams of students from across the state — including a contingent from Tri-Tech Skills Center in Kennewick — built tiny homeless shelters as part of a statewide competition. The Tri-Tech students disassembled and packed up a roughly 100-square-foot shelter they built for the state’s first Career and Technical Education (CTE) Showcase of Skills Homeless Shelter […]

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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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Hirst decision, water rights bill.

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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