Pacific Ave. south of the railroad tracks in Downtown Spokane is probably one the most historic sections of the entire city. But yet it's often overlooked, and a lot of times the home a significant homeless population. But this blogger is also a bit of history buff, and neighborhoods like the area around Pacific and the nearby Intermodal Center( train / bus station ) are the kind of locales I think we need to preserve.
And, although the area hasn't always seen many revitalization attempts, things are defiantly looking up. With one project in particular.
That project is the structure at 121 W. Pacific Ave, used for many years as a warehouse for a business called Johnston Printing. The building at 121 has now become the target of extensive renovation that is already nearing completion.
The renovations have made over the warehouse into a new office building with plenty of space for new businesses. And it sure didn't take long for the newly created spaces to fill up, in fact 3 of the 4 available spaces have leases signed and 3 new tenants are expected to start moving in sometime this month. Those new tenants include:
The Union- A yoga studio , owned by the same people that are behind the Seven2 design business, also in Downtown Spokane
Helvetika - A newly renamed version of Anderson Mraz Design.
One more new office space remains available in the renovated building. That space is about 2,100 square feet and is being marketed for lease by SDS Realty of Spokane. In all the renovations created about 8,600 square feet total of new office space.
It's also noteworthy that 121 W. Pacific is directly across the street from 116 W. Pacific, another former warehouse that is also being completely renovated. In the case of 116 W. Pacific work only recently started and is expected to wrap up in 2014. That project includes restaurant / retail space , office space and even 3rd floor lofts. We wrote on that project back in early November and even included photos ( Sorry, I didn't think to point my camera across the street at 121 at the time. ) , to view that story check out-
Also, over the last couple of years the area along 2nd and 3rd Ave just south of here has been built up significantly with new shops and business and is now called SoDo .