Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Port of Pasco Approves Letter of Intent for Development of Osprey Pointe

For Immediate Release:  August 2, 2018  


Port of Pasco Approves Letter of Intent for 

Development of Osprey Pointe   

Pasco, WA – At their June 29, 2018 regular meeting, the Port of Pasco Commission approved an exclusive Letter of Intent (LOI) with Eaty Gourmet LLC (EGC) for development of Osprey Pointe, an approximately 52-acre site along the south side of East Ainsworth Ave, Pasco Washington.

EGC Chief Visionary Officer and Tri-City resident Mitch Gilbert, commented, “It’s a multifaceted agreement that took a lot of effort by both parties to shape.  Together we are committed to expanding the community’s economy and adding to its vitality.”  With the LOI approved, EGC will focus on the master development plan, strategic partnerships, and securing financing for the project that will include a market hall, boutique hotel, indoor-outdoor event space, and a mix of commercial and residential.

“The Port Commission has always believed that Osprey Pointe is a special place to create investment and opportunity in Pasco, the Eaty Gourmet group gets that.  The vision they presented will accelerate revitalization and create national interest and prestige. This project can be transformational for Pasco and the Tri-Cities.” commented Jean Ryckman, Port Commission President. 

The LOI gives the Port and EGC six months to create a master development agreement, which will lay out the amenities, schedule and financing for developing Osprey Pointe to its full potential. 

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For Information: Gary Ballew         
Director of Economic Development         

BMW Northwest Sends MGI Winners and Club Pro to BMW Golf Cup in Pinehurst

BMW Northwest Sends  TCGC MGI Winners and Club Pro 
to BMW Golf Cup in Pinehurst

Early October Tacoma Country and Golf Club Member Guest Invitational winners, Chip Montague and Andy Karnath represented BMW Northwest at the BMW Golf Cup International US Final, held at the stunning Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina. Joining the winning pair on the all expenses paid competition were TCGC’s own First Assistant Professional, Mitch Runge, and BMW Northwest’s General Sales Manager, Allen Deen.

A Golf Lover’s Dream 

The experience dazzled both on and off the course. Runge was immediately charmed by the Southern hospitality at the resort’s Carolina Hotel and Holly Inn, while Montague, a construction field coordinator hailing from Sumner was impressed by the all around five-star treatment: “At almost every turn it seemed like I heard, ‘BMW has got that for you.’” As for the golf itself? Playing Pinehurst’s celebrated No. 2 course twice was a highlight for Montague, while Runge enjoyed returning to the famed course calling it “the best of what we have to offer in the US for championship golf.”      

The Final Takeaway

The grand finale turned into a real nail biter, which saw Runge up against Broadmoor Golf Club’s Head Pro, Tim Feenstra, who was ahead for the entire round until Runge’s two birdies on the last four holes, followed by a five-foot par putt on 18, positioned him to tie for first place. A scorecard playoff ultimately crowned Feenstra the winner, but Runge remains grateful for the opportunity that BMW Northwest made possible for him, noting: “This trip is the highlight of my year.” Now that’s good sportsmanship!

50 Years of MGI and BMW Northwest 50th Anniversary

This year is BMW Northwest’s 50th Anniversary and it’s also 50 years of the TCGC MGI Tournament.  “It’s a great event and we like being a part of it.” commented BMW Northwest owner Manfred Scharmach.   “Thanks to this year’s players and to Greg Hanson for the great work he did on the tournament and a big congratulations to Montague, Karnath and Runge on their games.”