Real Estate & Construction


Benton County offers $400K in grants for low-income housing

Benton County will award $400,000 in grants to support projects that provide affordable housing to low-income residents. Applications for the 2060 Affordable Housing Program grants are due by June 27 and can be requested by email: The grant budget is supported by recording fees people pay when they file documents with the county. The…

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…

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…

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…

Chipotle Richland

Chipotle open for pickup, delivery in Richland 

Chipotle Mexican Grill has opened its second Tri-City location.  The newest Chipotle is open for pickup and delivery only.   Pickup orders can be placed by phone at 509-396–0314. Delivery orders must be placed online at or through the chain’s mobile app.   The fast-Mexican chain is at 2673 Queensgate Drive in Vintner Plaza, the Target-anchored shopping center in Richland. Business hours are 10:45 a.m. to 10…

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