News Briefs

Windermere announces change of ownership of Bingen, Goldendale and Stevenson offices

Windermere Real Estate recently announced a change in ownership of the company’s Windermere/Glenn Taylor Real Estate offices in Bingen, Goldendale and Stevenson. Kim Salvesen, owner of the Windermere/Glenn Taylor Real Estate office in Hood River, Oregon, is purchasing the three Washington offices from Carl McNew.

 “I am very excited about the new ownership opportunity. Real Estate is my family business, so expanding my current operation is a natural progression for me. We’ve achieved many successes over the past three years at the Hood River location, and I’m looking forward to building on those successes through my new ownership of the Washington offices,” said Salvesen.

RSV Building Solutions completes new Vancouver Dominos Pizza store

RSV Building Solutions, a Vancouver-based construction company that specializes in restaurant remodeling and construction, recently completed a 1,400-square-foot store for Dominos Pizza in Vancouver. 

The project, completed Oct. 1st, is the first Dominos in the Vancouver/Portland area that has integrated the new national store brand concept into its interior and exterior design.

The new Dominos location is at 1218 NE 88th Street in Vancouver.

West Coast Self Storage opens new facility on 164th Avenue in Vancouver

West Coast Self Storage Group and its project partner Catalyst Storage Investors recently announced the opening of West Coast Self Storage of East Vancouver, a new self storage facility located on 164th Avenue just off Mill Plain between 5th and 6th Streets.

“This project combines a very attractive design as well as a functional structure to meet an important need in this Vancouver neighborhood,” said Jim McNamee, president of West Coast Self Storage Group.

Designed by Magellan Architects, the building encompasses 45,000 net rentable square feet demised into 463 units. The company said every unit in the project is climate controlled to protect valuable possessions from the damp Northwest weather.  A commercial delivery acceptance program is available for business customers as well. 

Business organizations announce 2011 legislative agenda

Identity Clark County, the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and the Columbia River Economic Development Council recently presented their collaborative legislative agenda to the Southwest Washington Legislative Delegation.

The partner organizations have focused on economic development and transportation issues they consider vital to the economic health of our region and to reducing the region’s unemployment rate. 

“We feel that, with your help, we can attract and create permanent private-sector jobs given tools produced at the Legislative level and implemented at the local level,” said Ginger Metcalf, executive director of Identity Clark County. “We stand at the ready to work with you to improve the economic health of our region and our state.”

City of Battle Ground receives WSDOT certification acceptance

The Washington State Department of Transportation has completed its project management review of Battle Ground’s North Parkway Improvement Project – Phase II and, based on a favorable review of the project, has granted the city full certification acceptance.

Certification acceptance allows the city to perform project design and contract administration on federally funded projects with reduced WSDOT involvement. 

Battle Ground was granted nearly $500,000 in federal funds for Phase II of the North Parkway Improvement Project that was completed last May. The endeavor served as a pilot project for the city’s certification, saving over $100,000 in WSDOT oversight costs.