Look – 700 jobs are on the way (sure, they’re in Umatilla, but lots of people live here and work there).
Congrats Tri-Cities! We took over Yakima’s place as the 6th largest metropolitan area in the state. We grew tremendously since 2000, and especially in the ’07-’08 timeframe.
There has been an issue for a few years for some folks who live near the river in Pasco; Central Pre-Mix has a business near some houses. In ’06 they thought they’d expand and incorporate an asphalt plant to the compound. The homeowners said, “NIMBY”, and a court battle ensued. Here’s the latest.
Also in Pasco, 14 new lots were approved in a subdivision called Tucker Estates. The county commissioners ruled that a few of the lots will back up to Court St., as opposed to face on to one of the busiest streets in the city.
Set the alarm for a little earlier tomorrow. Between the HWY. 395/240 project delays and the south Richland/West Richland road closures along Keene, plan for a lot of detours as you’re out and about tomorrow.
Have a great night!