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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Former Lower South Hill Nursing Home being repurposed as apartments. ( photo )

For the last few years the 4 story structure at 424 W. 7th Ave. on Spokane's Lower South Hill ( corner of 7th and Stevens ) hassat empty. But with the prime real estate overlooking the downtown skyline and the never ending need for new low income housing near Downtown has been much of the reason behind a new project there.
The building was originally built as a nursing home and served that purposed for many years before going vacant.  Not long ago the building changed hands to developer , Community Frameworks , who along with Spokane Housing Ventures will re-open the building after a large remodel, which is underway now.

The building will re-open as an apartment complex using the Pioneer Park Place name . Pioneer Park Place Apartments are due to be ready for occupancy by December. The building has been completely gutted, starting over with new everything from the plumbing and electric down to new walls. A new elevator had also been added.

Pioneer Park Place will be a 29 unit apartment complex with 20 one bedroom apartments and 9 two bedroom apartments. With the construction the building is now considered a green building meeting the Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard. The building is also very historic sitting on the Washington State Heritage Register and all work on the building has been done in accordance with the building's status on the registry.

Apartments at Pioneer Park Place will have large amounts of natural light with large windows overlooking either Downtown to the South and the hills and South Hill neighborhood to the South. Amenities at these new apartments also include AC , Dishwashers , wifi throughout the complex , central laundry room and community room. Also a number of the units will be full ADA apartments.

Apartments will be low income and income restrictions do apply. For info exact rental prices at Pioneer Park Place contact the property managers with Spokane Housing Ventures at...

509-216-5127 or by e-mail -

Here is a photo of the Pioneer Park Place Apartments taken last week by INBW staff. Construction is continuing , as seen here...