Real Estate & Construction

Tri-City homes out of reach for many at current prices

Don’t expect to see explosive growth in Tri-City residential and commercial sectors in the coming year. That was the message from a panel of industry experts on a Building the Tri-Cities panel at the Tri-City Development Council’s March 28 annual economic outlook meeting in Pasco. TRIDEC postponed the event a month due to February’s snow.…

A retail complex overlooking the Columbia River is under contract after being listed for $6.4 million. (Courtesy AGM Real Estate)

Sale pending for prime Richland commercial development

A sale is pending for a sizable commercial property adjacent to the Columbia River at the north end of Columbia Center Boulevard, within Richland’s city limits. Two tenants vacated the 101,000-square-foot Rivers Edge Plaza in the last year, including anchor tenant Chuck E. Cheese and All-American Gymnastics. Neither space has been filled in the complex…

Agricultural land north of the Richland Target is set to be rezoned for housing, commercial development and public use, which could include the site of a future school. (Courtesy city of Richland)

Rezone would pave way for Richland housing, school

Hundreds of acres north of the Queensgate Drive shopping area are poised to be rezoned by the city of Richland to pave the way for future development and a new school. The 314-acre parcel, which has been owned by Washington since its statehood, is currently zoned agricultural. The state Department of Natural Resources requested the…

Head meat server, Michael Dicenzo, poses in gaucho attire with Ferdinand the bull inside Boiada Brazilian Steakhouse, which is scheduled to open in May. Two families are remodeling a former nightclub to launch their traditional Brazilian steakhouse, which will feature charcoal-grilled meat served from large skewers. (Courtesy Boiada Brazilian Steakhouse)

Get a bite of Brazil at steakhouse coming to Kennewick

Steakhouse to feature traditional dishes from owners’ native country It’s hard to contain the excitement and enthusiasm shared by two families planning to open what’s thought to be the Tri-Cities’ first traditional Brazilian steakhouse. “We want to bring the music, the culture, the happiness. Brazilians are happy people,” Thea Dicenzo said. “We want people who…

Kennewick’s Hawthorne Court plans $1 million in renovations to its common areas, such as dining rooms and lobbies, to better serve more than 100 residents. Common areas are used for eating, visiting, as well as social activities. (Courtesy Hawthorne Court)

Kennewick retirement community to undergo $1M in renovations

As long as Mother Nature cooperates, renovations will begin in April at Hawthorne Court, a senior living facility in Kennewick. The retirement community at 524 N. Ely St. is home to more than 100 residents, and has a mix of apartments for independent and assisted living. It’s managed by Leisure Care, which has retirement communities…

4253 W. 24th Avenue, Kennewick, Washington

New commercial building in south Kennewick

A 6,500-square-foot build-to-suit community commercial space is available at 4253 W. 24th Ave. in rapidly growing south Kennewick. The $1.3 million project, which includes the cost of land, wrapped up this past fall between South Union Street and Highway 395, just north of the 27th Avenue roundabout. Featuring a contemporary design with a touch of…

Trinity Trailer Mfg. Inc. plans to renovate a building at 1907 E. James St. in Pasco to house a sales and service center. The Boise-based company builds and services self-unloading belt trailers typically used in the agriculture and commodity-hauling industry. (Courtesy Trinity Trailer)

Boise-based trailer dealership rolling into Pasco this spring

A Boise-based belt trailer manufacturer plans to open a sales and service center this spring in Pasco. Trinity Trailer Mfg. Inc. will offer new and used trailers at 1907 E. James St. in Pasco. Trinity plans to renovate the existing 8,800-square-foot building and property.  The location also will be home to a parts and service…

Hundreds of apartments are planned for this large expanse in the Badger Mountain South area of Richland, a project valued at $43.7 million. The complex will include 276 units for low-income tenants at 2555 Bella Coola Lane, south of the Country Mercantile.

Low-income apartments moving ahead at Badger Mountain South

Building permits and financing are in place for the first apartments at Badger Mountain South in Richland. The complex will include 276 units for low-income tenants at 2555 Bella Coola Lane, south of the Country Mercantile on Ava Way, near Trowbridge Boulevard. The city of Richland has issued grading and building permits to Nor Am…

Construction is underway on eight units in the new Envision Northwest LLC development off Chapel Hill Boulevard in Pasco. (Courtesy Julie Lynch)

82-unit townhome project in Pasco targets first-time buyers

By Arielle Dreher Road 68’s development boom will continue this year with an 82-townhome development project at the end of Chapel Hill Boulevard, nestled against Interstate 182 off one of Pasco’s busiest roads. Envision Northwest LLC, a Kirkland-based developer, has begun construction on 41 duplex buildings on both sides of a single road, which ends…

An architectural rendering of the Gesa branch at 4824 Broadmoor Blvd. off Road 100 in Pasco. It is expected to open this summer. (Courtesy Gesa)

Gesa to open new Pasco branch, improve Richland headquarters

Road 100 branch to feature 7,000 square feet; $645,000 in improvements planned at headquarters Gesa Credit Union will open its 18th branch this summer in Pasco. Construction on the $2 million project already has begun on the two-acre plot of land at 4824 Broadmoor Blvd. Kennewick-based Banlin Construction is the general contractor for the project.…

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