The Tri-Cities are growing faster than most other metro areas in the Northwest and the nation. From a high spot like Badger Mountain, it’s easy see how rapidly new neighborhoods are leveling off ridgelines and hacking into fruit orchards.
Nearly every week, development in the wide-open spaces of eastern Washington is celebrated with golden shovels and ribbon cuttings. But that’s beginning to change.
Now there’s a very public pinch point: a small track of wildland versus a planned city road.