This week we finally got the confirmation we here at Inland Northwest Business Watch have been looking so hard for. Spokane will get a 3rd Target store and that new Target will open on the South Hill as part of the Southgate District Center project by the corner of S. Regal and Palouse Hwy.
We don't have an exact look or anything from Target , nor do we know if the store will also include a grocery section similar to the Target's in North Spokane and Coeur d' Alene. It is strongly believed however this new store will not look exactly like the others in the area and will most likely be a "prototype" style store.
The store is expected to be 136,000 square feet and will be located towards the back of the land with and entry points onto both Palouse and Regal. The site is being developed by local developer David Black.
Not everyone is happy with the new store announcement however. Many in the Southgate neighborhood are upset to see a sprawl like development happening in their own backyard. The neighborhood council and many believe the project isn't urban enough and does not fit into the City of Spokane's zoning rules or it's comprehensive plan. More on their fight can be found on the South Hill Target Facebook page at- www.facebook.com/southhilltarget
Site work for the new store is expected to start soon and early plans call for the new store to open in early 2014.
The new South Hill Target project has been mentioned in 2 prior posts on this blog,
here they are if you are looking for more info on the project...