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City seeking proposals on vacant land

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RICHLAND, Wash. -- If you drive along George Washington way in Richland near the intersection with Jadwin, chances are you have noticed the large vacant lot in front of the Crehst museum.

But the city is trying to change that. Richland is asking for proposals from developers and businesses that may be interested in the land.

 City officials know the location is prime real estate because of the daily traffic in the area, and hope possible buyers take that into consideration, "Well, of course we don't like to see undeveloped property in the city, this happens to be one that has been undeveloped for quite some time, so we're just excited to be in the place where we can look for developers who can see a successful project be placed here," says Richland planning and re-development manager Joe Schiessl.

The site used to be the location of the Richland Community House. City leaders have no preference on whether the land is used for commercial or residential use, but they're hoping to receive proposals before the March 25th deadline.