Documents filed under Washington’s environmental review process reveal a list of projects in the works for the Mid-Columbia.
The State Environmental Review Act, or SEPA, often provides the first look at the mixed-use projects, mini storage facilities, apartments, industrial expansions, subdivisions and more that are working their way through the various planning departments of Benton, Franklin and Walla Walla counties.
Here’s a look at projects that appeared in the SEPA register in the past month.
Pasco-Burns LLC Apartments
Pasco-Burns LLC of Vancouver plans to construct a 354-unit apartment complex with 14 buildings, an office, clubhouse and swimming pool on a 14.29-acre site at the northwest corner of Burns Road and Broadmoor Boulevard. The comment period deadline was Dec. 14.
Pasco-Burns LLC is associated with Husky Ventures LLC and Timberland Homes.
Construction begins on approval and will proceed in two phases.
Teton West of Washington
Teton West of Washington plans to construct five pre-engineered steel buildings for agricultural storage on a 640-acre parcel at 132504 S. 16 PR SW, Kennewick.
Each will be about 166-by-298 feet in size.
Benton County has determined the project will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment.
Comprehensive Plan update
The city of Richland received four applications for map amendments as part of its 2022 Comprehensive Plan update.
The changes include the addition of recreation trail data, a change in land use designation for 10 acres at City View Drive to commercial, from high density residential, a change in land use designation and zoning for 10.43 acres at Hayden Homes LLC’s Clearwater Creek to medium-density residential and a change in land use designation/zoning for 12.9 acres at Badger Mountain South to low-density residential/single-family residential.
Pahlisch Homes is seeking approval to build an 82-lot community of single-family homes on a 52-acre site off Strawberry Lane, in the Country Ridge area of south Richland. It submitted its preliminary plat application in June 2020.
The Richland hearing examiner approved the preliminary plat in October and denied an appeal from Friends of Country Ridge in November. The site was previously proposed for a similar development called Ladera, which was denied.
Halara Hills must have a secondary emergency vehicle access point and the main entrance at Strawberry Lane.
The city of West Richland will connect existing water mains and install new 8-inch and 12-inch lines within a road right of way on North 62nd Avenue. Affected properties will receive new water meters.
The project will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. Construction is expected to begin in June 2023 and includes replacing ramps with ones that meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
BNSF portage siding
BNSF Railway intends to extend an existing siding track along the Columbia River opposite McNary Lock and Dam by 2.05 miles, between BNSF Mile 194.6 and 196.65, east of the Interstate 82 river crossing at Umatilla, Oregon.
The project will include signals, switches, turnout pads and access road improvements at both ends and an overpass bridge at McNary Road.
The Washington Department of Ecology determined the plan will not have a probable adverse impact on the environment.
Vargas Dance Hall
Jaime Vargas is seeking a special permit to site a dance hall at 801 S. Fourth Ave. near the intersection of East A Street in Pasco.
The city determined the project will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment.
Vasquez Event Center
Margarito M. Vasquez Torres is seeking a special permit to create an event center at 2302 E. Lewis St. near Cedar Avenue in Pasco. The event center would accommodate community events, reunions, birthdays and garage sales.
Pasco determined the project will not likely have a significant adverse impact on the environment.