Construction + Real Estate

Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business’ full-color glossy magazine Focus: Construction + Real Estate in the Tri-Cities provides an overview of the area’s major real estate and construction projects and building trends in the area. This magazine is published in the fall.

Multifamily housing with 33 units on five acres off Bombing Range Road in West Richland. (Photo by Scott Butner Photography)

City of West Richland: Residential projects continue to outpace commercial sector

By Andrew Kirk The Tri-City’s bedroom community saw continued residential growth in 2019 and more is on the horizon. West Richland issued 86 residential building permits for the first half of 2019, compared to 42 during the same period last year. The Heights at Red Mountain Ranch, the largest residential development project ever approved by…

Vista Field construction. (Courtesy Port of Kennewick)

Port of Kennewick: Projects aim to transform city center, riverfront areas

Port of Kennewick projects to transform more than 100 acres in Kennewick’s retail core and a neglected waterfront into pedestrian-focused developments are taking shape. The $4.9 million first phase of the Vista Field development is expected to be completed in January 2020. The project lays the groundwork to turn the former air field into a vibrant, urban,…

Pasco wharf east of the cable bridge. (Photo by Scott Butner Photography)

Port of Pasco: Warehouses, airport, wharf developments – oh my!

By Andrew Kirk The Port of Pasco’s key properties continue to see interest, growth and improvements. The port manages the Tri-Cities Airport and the marine terminal east of the cable bridge, and promotes the development of land on multiple sites in east Pasco to boost the economy in south Franklin County. The port’s operations and…

Vintner’s Village off Merlot Drive in Prosser. (Photo by Kristina Lord)

Port of Benton: New projects taking shape in PNNL’s neighborhood

By Andrew Kirk Port of Benton property not far from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is changing hands as plans are hatched to develop industrial flex space in north Richland. The Port of Benton manages 2,756 acres in the north, central and west side of Benton County, including 50 buildings on 12 sites, 16 miles of short-rail line,…

Kennewick High School demolition. (Photo by Scott Butner Photography)

K-12 education: New schools open as Tri-Cities grows

As the Tri-City’s population climbs toward 300,000, its three school districts continue to work to keep pace with it. Student enrollment numbers for 2018-19 put Kennewick’s student enrollment at 19,750 students; Pasco’s at 18,774; and Richland’s at 14,204, according to data from the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Voters seem to understand the…

Aerial photo of WSU Tri-Cities campus in Richland. (Courtesy WSU Tri-Cities)

Higher education: New academic, rec buildings coming to Tri-City campuses

Continued growth at the higher education campuses in the Tri-Cities will be moving forward at a steady clip in the coming year. At Washington State University Tri-Cities, the school is proceeding with plans to build a 40,000-square-foot academic building for undergraduate studies in biology, chemistry and education in science, technology and math—or STEM studies. Columbia…