Contractors could bring $4.5 million investment to business park near Pasco

A sign for the Port of Walla Walla’s Burbank Industrial Site at the intersection of Gateway Drive and South 2nd Street in Burbank, WA. The site and nearby Business Park are attracting millions of dollars in investment. Bob Brawdy

The first purchase is from McEachen Electric at $240,699 for a 2.2 acre lot at the corner of 2nd Avenue and Gateway Road. They’ve also asked for right of first refusal for a neighboring lot, which could lead to a future expansion.

McEachen plans to invest about $2 million, which includes construction of a 12,000-square-foot metal building to be used as a warehouse and offices for 12 employees.

The second purchase is by McGee plumbing at $211,701 for a 1.62 acre lot on Jantz Road near Maple Street.

They plan to invest $1.2 million, including building a 4,000-square-foot building to be used as a warehouse and office. They’ll have an estimated 20 full-time employees working out of the site.

The third purchase is for the adjacent lot, also being bought for $211,701 for 1.62 acres, by O’Brien Construction Company.

They plan to build a 6,000-square-foot building for a warehouse and office. They plan to invest $1.5 million and will have 20 full time employees.

Koncrete Industries is located at 569 S. 2nd St. in Burbank, WA, in the Port of Walla Walla’s Burbank Industrial Site. Bob Brawdy

The port commission also approved a land lease at the Burbank Industrial Park for Koncrete Industries.

The regional concrete producer, which is already one of their largest tenants, wants to lease a nearby lot and build structures to house equipment.

The structures would have two shipping containers supporting a curved roof, and would be built in phases over several years.

The land lease will start at about $1,400 annually and go up as they add more structures. It would top out at about $12,500 per year with four phases of equipment storage totaling 48,000 square feet.

Once the land sales are closed on, the contractors will have to submit plans for permits for the warehouse and office structures.