Real Estate & Construction

The vacant restaurant space at the left of the building at 2673 Queensgate Drive in Richland will be home to Chipotle Mexican Grill after a $561,000 remodeling project. Photo by Kristina Lord.

Chipotle adding Queensgate location

Chipotle Mexican Grill is taking over the former Qdoba Mexican Eats spot at Vintner Plaza in Richland’s Queensgate neighborhood.  Alegis Construction Inc. is remodeling the space for the new tenant. The project is valued at $561,000, according to the permit issued by the city of Richland.  The restaurant will be at 2673 Queensgate Drive.  It will join the chain’s original Tri-City spot at 1102…

Windsong at Southridge’s Executive Director Drew Percival, left, and 
Community Relations Manager Becky Lepinski are excited to welcome residents to the Tri-Cities’ newest residential memory care community when it opens in March. Photo by Kristina Lord.

New Kennewick memory care home to open this spring

Kennewick’s newest residential memory care facility had plans to open this month but the state agency in charge of licensing assisting living facilities likely won’t issue one until March. It typically takes the state Department of Social and Health Services four to six months to process assisted living facility license applications, according to state officials.…

Astria Health

Astria Health closing Yakima hospital in bankruptcy deal

Sunnyside, Toppenish hospitals to remain open Astria Regional Medical Center in Yakima is closing this month.   Its parent, Astria Health, announced that it failed to secure new financing for the 214-bed hospital this month as part of a larger bankruptcy deal that keeps hospitals open elsewhere in the Lower Yakima Valley.  The closure affects 463 employees, according to…

The Kennewick home builders who bought the 39-acre Harris Farm on the Columbia River in Pasco will build 500 to 600 townhomes and condominiums on the property. A separate buyer purchased two waterfront homes but has no immediate development plans. (Courtesy Musser Bros. Auctions)

Kennewick developers plan up to 600 homes on Pasco waterfront 

A pair of Kennewick homebuilders will construct 500 to 600 townhomes and condominiums on the Pasco waterfront after buying the former Harris Farm.  Ruslan Gorbatyuk and Peter Strizhak, who own Infinity Homes, Pro Made Construction and several other businesses in Kennewick, formed SG Land Management LLC to buy most of the farm at a November auction.  The duo, backed by investors, paid $4.5 million for 39 acres…

Santiago Communities Inc. wants to build a 200-unit manufactured home community in Kennewick. The California-based company submitted a letter of interest to buy more than 26 acres from the Port of Kennewick. (Courtesy Port of Kennewick)

Santiago plans $5 million manufactured home park

Santiago Communities Inc. wants to build a 200-unit manufactured home community near the Kennewick water treatment plant to offer affordable housing in a tight residential market. The Santa Ana, California-based manufactured home developer submitted a letter of interest to buy 26 acres from the Port of Kennewick for $831,400. If approved, the port will retain…

A Kennewick developer will install restaurants, coffee shops and other services near the entrance to the Tri-Cities Airport after signing a 30-year lease with a 20-year extension for two acres with the Port of Pasco. Eighty acres are still available.

Kennewick developer plans retail, business center near airport, CBC

A Kennewick developer will build restaurants, shops and other businesses at the Tri-Cities Airport Business Park after securing a 50-year lease for 2 1/2 acres with the Port of Pasco.The port signed off on the deal with The Landing LLC, which is led by John Hawley, in October. The site is at the intersection of…

It’s up for debate whether the city of West Richland has the right to easements on lots in these two areas of West Richland and unincorporated Benton County. The parcels were established as far back at the 1930s, when the Hanford nuclear reservation was taking shape.

Land use questions draw concern in West Richland

Some West Richland, Benton County residents worry about fate of their land due to an obscure 81-year-old law Whose land is it anyway? When it comes to portions of lots in West Richland, it depends on who you ask. “Legally, under my impression, this land has been mine, because Benton County has done all their…

The Kennewick home builders who bought the 39-acre Harris Farm on the Columbia River in Pasco will build 500 to 600 townhomes and condominiums on the property. A separate buyer purchased two waterfront homes but has no immediate development plans. (Courtesy Musser Bros. Auctions)

2 bidders buy Harris Farm property for $5M

A prominent west Pasco farm will sprout homes after an unnamed developer bought the land at a recent auction.  The 45-acre Harris Farm sold for $5 million at a Nov. 14 auction conducted by Musser Bros. Auctions. The property at 11530 W. Court St. was sold in four parcels to two separate buyers. A private…

7425 Sandifur Parkway, Pasco

Sandifur Crossing Phase 3

Hogback Development Co. of Yakima is building the third of nine buildings planned for Sandifur Crossing in Pasco. Porter’s Real Barbecue and Jamba have signed up for two of the three spaces in the 5,000-square-foot building. The third tenant has not been announced.  Wendy’s is building a restaurant on the property along Road 68. At full build-out,…

Boiada

Experienced new owners buy Brazilian steakhouse

Kennewick’s Boiada Brazilian Steakhouse will remain open after a seasoned operator bought the unique restaurant from its founders. Helia Vieira, a 20-year veteran of Fogo de Chao chain of high-end Brazilian restaurants, and his partner, Josiane Ballin, bought Boiada from its founders for $64,000. The deal includes a five-year lease for the 6,000-square-foot restaurant, as…

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