Real Estate & Construction

Columbia Garden's groundbreaking

City, Port of Kennewick move forward with Columbia Gardens

Dirt will soon fly at the site of the planned Columbia Gardens Urban Wine & Artisan Village in historic downtown Kennewick. Columbia Gardens is a joint project between the Port of Kennewick, which owns the land, and the City of Kennewick, which is building a wine-wastewater treatment facility and adding streetscaping to the site. The…

Rendering courtesy of Baker Construction & Development.

Spokane’s jewelry store expands to Kennewick

Kennewick will have more glitz, glimmer and glamour in August when Spokane’s Jewelry Design Center opens its second Eastern Washington store. The family-owned business was founded in 1977 by Doug Toone, who had worked as a jewelry manufacturer to the trade before striking out on his own. The company’s 17,000-sq.-ft. Spokane store at 821 N.…

NW Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine

NW Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine consolidating offices

Northwest Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine owners are bringing their practice together in one building. The Northwest Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine practice began under the guidance of Dr. Lewis G. Zirkle Jr. in 1976. The practice expanded and in 2012 became a division of Proliance Surgeons LLC. The Northwest Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine practice is currently…

Hot off the press

Chat with Tim Arntzen, Port of Kennewick CEO

It’s been two and a half years since an airplane taxied down a runway at Vista Field in Kennewick. Kennewick residents haven’t seen much activity at the airfield since it closed Dec. 31, 2013. That’s not because the Port of Kennewick isn’t working on the project to redevelop the area, however. It’s just that most…

The dirt is piling up as ditches are dug for the foundation of the new showroom going in at Excalibur Auto Group in Kennewick.

Kennewick used car dealership expanding

There will be a few more gently broken-in cars rolling across Mid-Columbia streets this fall. That’s when the expansion of Excalibur Auto Group, a used car dealership in Kennewick, is expected to be finished. “I’ll need more cars to fill the lot,” said Eric Moore, Excalibur owner. Moore purchased 2½ acres adjacent to his present…

WSU groundbreaking on student union building

Construction to begin on new student union building at WSU Tri-Cities

Washington State University Tri-Cities had an official groundbreaking on its new student union building in early May. The Washington State University Board of Regents unanimously approved the schematic design for the $5.7 million, 6,250-sq.-ft. building in March. The new building will be adjacent to the Consolidated Information Center at WSU Tri-Cities. Construction will begin this…

PNNL collaboration center

Fowler General Construction and Portland architect land PNNL construction contract

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has awarded Fowler General Construction Inc. of Richland and TVA Architects Inc. of Portland a $9.8 million contract to design, build and furnish its new 24,000-sq.-ft. Collaboration Center in north Richland. The new facility will be at the intersection of Horn Rapids Road and Innovation Boulevard on the north end of…

Lamb Weston

Lamb Weston to expand operations in Boardman

Lamb Weston is investing $30 million to expand its Boardman, Ore. facility to add additional processing capacity for making its formed potato products, like hash brown patties and potato puffs. The addition of the new line will add about 50 jobs to the company’s existing facility. The company is seeing an increase in demand for…

Commercial Real Estate

Windermere Group One opens Kennewick office

Steady growth in the Tri-Cities real estate market is allowing Windermere Group One to open a Kennewick office in the Southridge area. The new office at 3617 Plaza Way Ste. A in Kennewick is taking the space that was formerly occupied by Smasne Cellars. Dee Boyle, Windermere Group One’s marketing director, said the 2,300-sq.-ft. space…

Love's Travel Stops

Love’s is coming to Prosser and it’s bringing a couple of friends

It’s not every day one company comes into town and brings with it two other national chains. But that is what’s happening on a 15-acre parcel of property on the west side of Prosser. It’s been nearly a year since Love’s Travel Stops first looked to Prosser as a possible location for it’s first travel…

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