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calendar year, and at a June Economic Development Committee meeting, it awarded $30,000 for The Parkway project and $10,000 for improvements underway at the planned Dovetail Joint restaurant in Richland’s Uptown Shopping Center. The money comes with the stipulation that improvements must be made by the end of 2019. Kraemer’s team was familiar with the city program, having previously received $40,000 for the same building in 2015 for renovations that never materialized, and the allowance was relinquished back to the city’s fund. City funds also were previously used for exterior improvements at Fuse SPC in The Parkway, a building that Prospere Ventures also co-owns. Additionally,

Courtesy Meier Architecture Engineering A rendering shows the new $1.45 million building proposed for 702 Parkway in downtown Richland.

Prospere investors are co-owners of the Gravis Law building on the Parkway’s north corner along Knight Street. “We have a passion for the Tri-Cities, especially Richland and the Parkway,” Kraemer said.

Prospere Ventures’ intent is to have Booth & Sons Construction complete the shell of the building by the end of the calendar year and then have tenants take occupancy by spring 2020. “There’s several of us born and raised

here in Richland and we see the Parkway and the area down by the river as an iconic part of this town,” Kraemer said. “We want to make it the downtown of the Tri-Cities so that more people come down to experience Richland.”

Community Health Plan of Washington opens Pasco office BY TRI-CITIES AREA JOURNAL OF BUSINESS STAFF

Community Health Plan of Washington has opened an office in Pasco. The not-for-profit managed care plan’s Pasco office will provide area residents with a place to seek help finding answers to pressing Medicare and Medicaid questions. The agency celebrated the grand opening of its Greater Columbia regional office May 31 in Pasco. The office is located within the TriCities Community Health office at 800 W. Court St. and is part of an initiative to roll out three new regional offices across the state. “It is critical to be an embedded part of the communities we serve,” said CEO Leanne Berge in a news release. “We want to leverage the strengths of each unique community and are excited to expand our footprint in the Greater Columbia region. We look forward to deepening our existing partnerships with local providers and community health centers and continuing to focus on delivering an integrated care model to our members.” The new office will house employees focused on three categories of services: community liaison, care coordination and clinical quality improvement, and provider support. The Pasco office aims to expand connections to community services to address local needs and facilitate service integration. CHPW held an open house to celebrate the grand opening, which included a ribbon cutting and tour of the new facility. Founded in 1992 by a network of community health centers in Washington, CHPW serves about 270,000 members through Medicaid and Medicare programs across the state. Its mission is to deliver accessible managed care services that meet the needs and improve the health of the communities. » To learn more, go to or find on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.

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