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Traffic backups are common on Queensgate Drive in south Richland as drivers wait to merge onto Interstate 182 or Columbia Park Trail. Drivers can expect more delays as the city and state begin to build two roundabouts in the area next month as part of a $3.9 million construction project.

Richland roundabouts expected to alleviate Queensgate jams

More roundabouts are coming to the Tri-Cities. Construction begins next month on two Queensgate Drive traffic circles in Richland. Though delays, backups and detours will come with construction of the $3.9 million road project, the end result is expected to improve traffic flow in the congested south Richland area. It’s common for rush hour traffic…

Fairchild Cinemas expects to break ground at the end of February on the new 10-screen theater in south Kennewick, anticipating a December opening. (Courtesy Paradigm Design Group of Michigan)

Fairchild kicks off Pasco remodel, new Kennewick cinema

Ever since Fairchild Cinemas posted a “Coming Soon” sign last year in a vacant field across the street from the Kennewick Walmart, moviegoers in the south Kennewick area have been anticipating the first shovel turn of dirt. That time could happen by month’s end. “Plans have just gone to the engineers,” said Mamie Gale, general…

A Vandervert Construction trailer sits at 314 N. Wilson Place at Kennewick. The Spokane-based company is the general contractor for the $4.95 million Gensco warehouse planned at the site. The company was placed under receivership earlier this month to pay off mounting debt.

Vandervert Construction placed in receivership to pay off debt

By Kevin Blocker and Mike McLean, Spokane Journal of Business Spokane-based general contractor Vandervert Construction Inc. is facing a financial crisis, and control of the company has been placed under receivership. Law firm Davidson, Backman, Medeiros PLLC of Spokane was appointed to serve as the general receiver for Vandervert Construction to help the company pay off…

The Mustang Sign Group’s owners have bought land at 10379 W. Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick and expect to break ground on a 12,000-square-foot building within the next 60 days. From left are Production Manager Devin Nielsen, Sign Ninja Amos Williams and co-owner Lauren Wang.

Mustang Sign Group’s growth prompts plans for new building

Construction of $1.2 million building in Kennewick could be complete by fall Five years ago, Will and Lauran Wang bought Mustang Sign Group with the hope of slowly growing the company. Little did they know their clientele would double, revenue would increase by six times and they’d be closing on 1.5 acres of land for…

Construction begins next month on a new $2.8 million two-story office building at 8009 W. Tucannon Ave., near the intersection of Steptoe Street and Gage Boulevard in Kennewick. Chicago Title Co. of Washington plans to move into the new building by the end of the year. (Courtesy Elite Construction & Development Group)

Construction to begin soon on Kennewick property with a view

Chicago Tile Co. of Washington recently signed lease for space in new office building A national tenant has signed a lease to move into a Kennewick office building featuring sweeping views. Construction begins next month. The $2.8 million two-story building will feature 9,671 square feet of space and a daylight basement at 8009 W. Tucannon…

Boise-based Design West Architects is moving into a larger office currently under renovation at 830 N. Columbia Center Blvd. in Kennewick. Brandon Wilm, who opened the branch in 2010, anticipates Design West will be settled into the new workplace by the end of March.

Design West Architects moving into new space on Columbia Center Boulevard

Idaho-based firm responsible for several recent public school projects With the Tri-Cities’ dramatic uptick in new construction, Design West Architects of Kennewick has outgrown its current office, which opened less than eight years ago. In January, Design West began renovating a second-floor space on the north side of the Plaza West complex at 830 N.…

Salvation Army shelves plans for building new Pasco center

New committee to meet to review strategic plan for future facility It’s back to the drawing board on plans for the Salvation Army’s new community and social services center. The Pasco branch of the international charity recently took down its sign on a vacant lot on Lewis Street in Pasco, between 18th and 20th streets,…

Construction on the 10,808-square-foot Amon Hills Business Center is underway on West Clearwater Avenue in Kennewick. The building will be home to Kennewick Dental and Desert Winds Wireless and two 1,750-square-foot suites are available for lease. (Courtesy of Thornhill Architects)

Kennewick Dental, Desert Winds Wireless team up on new business center

$2.7 million Amon Hills Business Center will offer two suites for lease New lease space will hit the market along Clearwater Avenue on the rapidly developing western edge of Kennewick. Construction on the 10,808-square-foot Amon Hills Business Center is underway and expected to finish by May or June. “This area is prime for continued commercial…

Hampton by Hilton General Manager Linda Hendricks, left, and Assistant Manager Melody Goller stand in front of the Richland hotel that is in the midst of a 130-room remodeling project. Work is expected to be complete by May.

Richland’s Hampton by Hilton undergoing $750,000 remodel

Work began in December, completion expected by May The rooms of Richland’s Hampton by Hilton are undergoing their first complete overhaul in more than 10 years. The first phase of the $750,000 remodeling project kicked off Dec. 14 with 44 rooms. The work to remodel all 130 rooms is expected to be completed by May.…

Columbia Gardens Urban Wine & Artisan Village 421 E. Columbia Drive, Kennewick

Kennewick’s wine village ready for tastings

Located on nearly six acres adjacent to Clover Island and the Columbia River in historic downtown Kennewick, the Port of Kennewick and city of Kennewick created the Columbia Gardens Urban Wine and Artisan Village to transform a long-neglected waterfront into a pedestrian-friendly, regional waterfront gathering place. The city built a paved, public trail alongside Duffy’s…

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