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3220 Kennedy Ave., West Richland

Bush Car Wash West Richland

The Tri-Cities’ newest luxury car wash is open for business in West Richland. The Bush Living Trust recently opened Bush Car Wash at 3220 Kennedy Ave. It boasts a 160-foot conveyor car wash, an express car wash, 10 self-service vacuum bays and two shampooers to clean carpets. The West Richland location is the seventh for…

Catholic Community Services of Eastern Washington wanted to build a $13.2 million, 52-unit residence to serve chronically homeless Tri-Citians in east Pasco.

Catholic Charities to seek new location for homeless project

Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington will spend the coming year looking for a new location for a project to serve homeless Tri-Citians. Jonathan Mallahan, vice president for housing for the Spokane-based nonprofit, said it was disappointed when the Pasco City Council voted 4-3 not to sell city-owned land on Heritage Boulevard near East Lewis Street…

Energy Northwest

$6.5M project marries solar power, battery storage, training in Richland

C Construction work has started on a $6.5 million project that will include a 4-megawatt solar generating array and a 1-megawatt battery energy storage system in north Richand. The project will supply power and energy storage to Richland residents. And it will give the visitor industry a boost too. A solar and battery tech training…

WSU Tri-Cities broke ground on its newest academic building on March 12. Naming rights for the $30 million project are up for grabs. (Courtesy WSU Tri-Cities)

Your name here! WSU Tri-Cities dangles naming rights for new academic building

Washington State University broke ground on its newest academic building in Richland on March 12. However, there’s still time to influence the 40,000-square-foot, $30 million project: Naming rights are up for grabs for the building, individual classrooms and laboratories and for various pieces of equipment—Your Name Here Mass Spectrophotometer anyone? The “academic building,” as it…

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One Wendy’s closes, another is about to open 

Spokane-based Wenspok Resources LLC, owner and operator of Wendy’s restaurants in the Northwest, closed a Kennewick outlet on Feb. 15 as it prepares to debut its newest location on Road 68 in Pasco. The closure of the Wendy’s at 3115 W. Clearwater Ave. comes shortly after the 2,419-square-foot restaurant with drive-thru was sold. S Square…

1232 N Columbia Center Blvd, Kennewick.

Bankrupt Pier 1 is closing stores but Kennewick isn’t on the list

Bankrupt Pier 1 is closing stores but Kennewick isn’t on the list The Kennewick outlet of Pier 1 Imports is not on the list of hundreds of stores slated for closure. Pier 1 Imports Inc., based in Fort Worth, Texas, filed for protection from creditors under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in Virginia…

Benton County planned to break ground Feb. 17 on a $13.6 million administration building at 7122 W. Okanogan Place in Kennewick for the county commissioners, administrators and the offices of the assessor, treasurer and auditor. (Courtesy Benton County)

Benton County breaks ground on $13.6M admin building

Benton County is tapping its $24 million capital projects fund to build sunlit offices for its administrators and free up space in its crowded Kennewick courthouse. The county planned to hold public ground-breaking ceremonies for the $13.6 million, 40,000-square-foot office building on Feb. 17 at its Kennewick justice center campus, 7122 W. Okanogan Place. The…

Left: A home under construction in Richland’s Badger South neighborhood. Tri-City permitting agencies permitted a record number of single-family homes in 2019. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Homebuilders race to match Tri-City growth

Tri-City building agencies issued a record 1,655 permits for single-family homes in 2019, an 18 percent gain in just a year. Predictably, fast-growing Pasco led the market with 585 permits, followed by Richland at 371, Kennewick at 342 and West Richland at 122, according to year-end figures compiled by the Home Builders Association of Tri-Cities.…

Nicole and Marco Solferino filed for personal bankruptcy in January, 10 months after placing their failed home building business in bankruptcy citing more than $9 million in debt.

Tri-City homebuilder files for personal bankruptcy

A prominent Tri-City homebuilder filed for personal bankruptcy in late January, 11 months after asking the court to liquidate his business. Marco Solferino, owner of Solferino Homes, also known as M | S Homes, and his wife, Nicole, filed for personal bankruptcy under Chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code on Jan. 27.  The Solferinos…

4000 W. 24th Ave., Kennewick

Windsong at Southridge Memory Care

Vista Pointe Development completed a $12 million, 52-room memory care facility at 4000 W. 24th Ave. this month. Windsong at Southridge Memory Care is expected to open to residents later this winter. The project includes two secure wings or neighborhoods designed to serve residents with memory loss. The community has a full commercial kitchen with…

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