Local developer gives first look inside Richland luxury apartments

RICHLAND, Wash. — The Park Place Apartments on George Washington Way is close to welcoming new residents.

In the best year, the apartments have skyrocketed to four stories. The hype of the apartments already has people flocking to their website.

“100 people on the waitlist already and our property manager tells us that is the strongest waitlist they’ve ever had on a Tri-Cities opening,” said John Crook, a developer with Boost Builds.

106 units are planned for the building. It’ll have a studio, one and two-bedroom apartments. One of the biggest perks though — the view.

“Obviously the local mountains are very apparent, even today the Blue Mountains are there on the horizon,” Crook said. “No matter which side of the building you live in, you’re going to have some kind of view whether it’s the exterior of the park or on the exterior of the buildings.”

Park Place will be the first apartment with underground parking. They’ll also feature a pool and hot tub in the middle of the building, overlooking Howard Amon Park.

The apartments each come with a deck or patio. The inside is just as luxurious as the outside.

“A kitchen with a full appliance package,” Crook said. “Washer and dryer in every apartment.”

It’ll also feature black quartz countertops. It’ll feature a clubhouse with a flowing design from the downtown area into the apartment building and out to the pool. One of the many amenities in the building will be a state-of-the-art gym, elevators, conference room and electric car charging stations.

“The residents of this property can get over to the parkway, and people in the Parkway can get to the park safely and ride,” Crook said. “A nice convenience for the residents.”

Downtown storefronts are being built in front of the apartments, giving opportunities for chains or mom and pop places.

For Crook, it’s about making the downtown area more vibrant.

“I think this is the evolution for the Tri-Cities,” Crook said. “Very exciting that we’re fulfilling that vision that the City of Richland has for a stronger, more dense downtown urban core.”

The leasing company is projecting studio apartments to be at $1,100. The other units haven’t been priced.

Park Place is expected to be done by mid-summer.