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Home2 Suites by Hilton Yakima Airport opened this past spring. Hogback Development Co. is looking to build a second hotel on property west of the Home2 Suites site.

Hogback Development Co. plans to build a second hotel at the Rainier Square development in Yakima.

The Yakima-based company is in the pre-

development phase for a 83-room hotel that would be west of and perpendicular to the Home2 Suites by Hilton Yakima Airport hotel, said Chris Waddle, Hogback Development Co.’s lead developer in a phone interview Monday.

The Home2 Suites hotel, located at the former Montgomery Ward property just west of South 24th Avenue and south of West Nob Hill Boulevard, opened in late May.

Waddle said he cannot reveal the new hotel’s brand until Hogback secures approval from the company.

Pending the pre-development process, Hogback wants to break ground sometime next year and open by the end of 2021.

Opening a second hotel will provide additional rooms with access to retail and restaurants in Rainier Square. The hotel will be managed by the same company that manages the Home2 Suites property.

“We have enjoyed developing and building and now operating this first hotel,” Waddle said. “We plan to do quite a few more.”

Office, restaurant

Hogback also is in the process of building a new office building in front of the Home2 Suites hotel. The building will house offices for Hogback Development Co. and a second tenant.

A quick-service restaurant is also in the works right at the corner of South 24th Avenue and West Nob Hill Boulevard. Waddle said he was not ready to disclose additional details on the project.

In Ellensburg, construction is underway for a 110-room TownePlace Suites hotel. The hotel is located off the intersection of Opportunity Street and West Umptanum Road and visible from Interstate 90.

The Ellensburg site, which Hogback purchased a year ago, was part of a larger property that was to be a water park and hotel development. The project ultimately fell through and eventually went into receivership.

Reach Mai Hoang at maihoang@yakimaherald.com or Twitter @maiphoang