Real Estate & Construction

Columbia River Walk, a $7 million, 60-unit apartment project at 2120 W. A St., is Pasco’s first new apartment project in recent years. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Upscale living for renters taking shape on Pasco waterfront

Some of the finest homes in the Tri-Cities line the Pasco riverfront.  Soon, well-heeled renters will be able to call the Columbia River shoreline home too.  The first 60-unit phase of Columbia River Walk apartments is under construction at 2120 W. A St. in Pasco. The site could eventually support 200 units catering to “middle to high…

The 94-room Comfort Suites Kennewick at Southridge hotel opens June 1 at 3703 Plaza Way in Kennewick. The opening was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy Comfort Suites Kennewick at Southridge)

New 94-room hotel to open June 1 in Kennewick 

The oft-delayed Comfort Suites Kennewick at Southridge will open June 1 after years of development.   The 94-room value-oriented property is at 3703 Plaza Way in Kennewick.  The $6.5 million hotel is owned by Kennewick Hotel Operations Inc. and managed by Spokane-based Hospitality Associates Inc.   The project launched more than a decade ago under different ownership. The city of Kennewick approved building plans in 2009 but…

The new Tapteal Elementary School in West Richland will be 65,000 square feet and built in the same location as the existing school. This means Tapteal students will spend a year at elementary school No. 11, currently under construction off Keene Road in West Richland, for the 2019-20 school year. (Photo: Richland School District)

Positive coronavirus test stops one school project, spares others

West Richland’s Tapteal Elementary will not open as planned this fall after construction stopped when a worker tested positive for the new coronavirus, which causes the deadly COVID-19. The shutdown is sending a ripple through the Richland School District’s construction schedule. Fowler Construction, the Richland contractor for the $20 million project, had previously informed the…

Total Site Services is wrapping up the $4.9 million  first phase of redeveloping the Port of Kennewick's Vista Field into a mixed-use village/

Vista Field looking less like an airfield, more like future neighborhood

The stage is almost set at Kennewick’s Vista Field for builders to install residential and commercial structures. Total Site Services is close to wrapping up construction of roads, utilities, a water feature and decorative streetlamps at the former municipal airfield in central Kennewick, east of Columbia Center. The Richland contractor was able to complete the…


12 questions about contractors returning to job sites

The Building Industry Association of Washington has compiled a list of frequently asked questions for contractors returning to job sites after Gov. Jay Inslee amended the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order to allow some existing construction to resume if they comply with steps to hinder the spread of coronavirus.  Jackson Maynard, general counsel, provides guidance…

The main phase of the Duportail Bridge project is nearly complete with the second phase, reconstructing the intersection of Duportail Street and Highway 240, up next. This file photo was taken July 2019.

Apollo Inc. building second phase of Duportail Bridge

Editor’s note: This story is updated to reflect the award of a contract for the second phase of Richland’s Duportail Bridge project. Richland is preparing to move to the next phase of its $38 million Duportail Bridge project. The main phase—building the bridge over the Yakima River—is wrapping up. Now, Apollo Inc. is turning its…

2564 Robertson Drive, Richland

Horn Rapids Commercial Space

Apex Construction of Kennewick completed a 7,500-square-foot steel building, insulated and finished, as a warehouse and available for lease for commercial or light industrial use in Horn Rapids Industrial Park. The building at 2564 Roberson Drive in Richland has two spaces, one 3,000 square feet and one with 4,500 square feet. Each has a bathroom…

2695 Battelle Blvd., Richland

Plastic Injection Molding Inc.

Plastic Injection Molding Inc., which makes custom molded plastic parts for regional and international manufacturers, including components for small tools, instrumentation, agricultural products, prosthetics, consumer products and more, expanded into a 28,000-square-foot manufacturing plant with 4,000-square-foot mezzanine at the back of its existing building. In March, the company began moving in after receiving its occupancy…

9001 W. Tucannon Ave., Kennewick

West Tucannon Office Building

Elite Investment GRP LLC completed a 10,716-square-foot office building near the intersection of Gage Boulevard and Steptoe Street in Kennewick. Elite Construction & Development was general contractor for the $2.8 million project, which includes two stories with a lobby and a lower street-level suite offering sweeping views north toward the Columbia River. Chicago Title Co.…

Boost Builds project

Low-risk construction gets green light from governor

Some $100 million in residential construction and other “low risk” construction is reviving across the Tri-Cities. Gov. Jay Inslee nudged the door open to an industry he controversially sidelined in the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. Under pressure from homebuilders and two eastern Washington congressional representatives, Inslee…

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Upscale living for renters taking shape on Pasco waterfront

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