Finally, a plan for west Pasco. Here’s why it won’t be just another Road 68 – Tri-City Herald

David Wilson is one of the landowners, and he’s eager to see progress. He manages about 400 acres in the area on behalf of his family, including seven siblings. “If you look at a map of the Tri-Cities, the center is right at west Pasco, where the gravel pit is,” Wilson said. “(Growth) will naturally come that way.” He inked a development deal with Pahlisch Homes after visiting the Bend, Ore.-based developer and seeing its past and present projects. Wilson hopes to create a financial legacy for himself and his siblings. The key to unlocking the land’s potential as a new urban village is for the city to extend sewer service to the area. Read more

Street of Dreams to build in Hillsboro in 2018 – Hillsboro Tribune

Next summer, the 2018 Northwest Natural Street of Dreams will be held in South Hillsboro, the massive housing development currently under construction along Tualatin Valley Highway. The annual housing showcase, which just wrapped up its 2017 event in Happy Valley, will showcase more than a half-dozen homes starting in August 2018. “Everybody’s excited,” said Dennis Pahlisch, owner of Pahlisch Homes, which is hosting the event in South Hillsboro. “It’s been a long process to make this happen. We first started talking about this four years ago.” Read More

Bend City Council OKs River Vale development – Bend Bulletin

A 37-acre, 78-home subdivision on the south end of Bend along the Deschutes River won preliminary approval Wednesday from the Bend City Council. Councilors voted 7-0 to allow Pahlisch Homes to build the River Vale development, which would be bordered by the Deschutes River to the west and the private River Rim community to the east and runs into the city’s urban growth boundary at the south end. It still requires one more vote. Pahlisch Homes project manager Chad Bettesworth said the development should provide housing that fits city needs. “Hopefully we can be a friendly, good developer with the city of Bend,” Bettesworth said. Read More

2017 Best New Homebuilder: Pahlisch Homes – Tri-City Herald

“Walking into a Pahlisch house, you feel something different,” said Brandy Fortney, sales and marketing manager for the southcentral Washington branch of Pahlisch Homes. Family-run and privately held, Pahlisch has been building quality homes in Washington and Oregon for 35 years. The company was founded in Portland by Dennis and Bev Pahlisch. Dennis started his career in homebuilding at its base as a framer. “It’s really a story of the American Dream,” said vice president and co-owner Jason Spence, who oversees the southcentral Washington region. Spence and his fellow co-owners started out as hands-on builders of Pahlisch homes, which provided valuable first-person perspectives, enabling them to better understand the needs of both their employees and customers. “We see building extraordinary

Abilitree celebrates community partners – KTVZ-TV

More than 200 Central Oregon community members, businesses, and partner organizations took part in Abilitree’s annual “Celebrating Community Partnerships” event, honoring supporters and raising funds for the organization. Read More

Tight inventory slows down housing market – Marketplace.org

Vancouver, Washington, a bedroom community across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon, has seen its inventory of homes for sale shrink as the housing market picked up after the Great Recession and available homes got snapped up. First-time home buyers and others looking for affordable homes see the area as an alternative to Portland, where rents and home prices have soared in recent years. National builder, Pahlisch Homes, is putting up nearly 100 one- and two-story houses in a new development called Koles Landing, bordered on one side by a greenway with picnic tables and play areas. The new homes, densely packed on small lots, are between 1,000 and 2,000 square feet and are priced from $300,000 to $350,000, below