In March I mentioned on INBW that it appeared construction on the large apartment building, believed to be called University Apartments, was to start soon in the University District at 940 N. Ruby. Well I can now confirm that Baker Construction and project developer 940 N. Ruby LLC will break ground at the site tomorrow, Tuesday May 5th, at 9:00 AM.
For those unfamiliar with this project, it is to be a new six story apartment complex geared towards student housing. The complex is highly convenient for students as the site is just west of Gonzaga University and not far north of Washington State University's Spokane campus. In addition, the new complex is under a mile north of Downtown Spokane for all the shopping / dining and services offered there.
Here is what to expect from the new 940 N. Ruby / University Apartments complex-
-61 separate apartment suites, with 3 and 4 bedroom floor plans allowing 213 rooms.
-79,455 square feet of livable space
- Suites will all offer washers and dryers, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, designer interiors and flat screen TV's .
- The complex will also offer free underground parking, secure card building entry, exercise rooms, private study rooms, lounge/ rec room and a open air deck with BBQ area.
While construction is starting, due to the size, the apartments will not be available till July 2016. Apartment rentals / property management will be done by the Spokane based Black Realty Management. Kim Sample, Vice President of the multi family division of Black Realty Management had this to say about the exciting new student housing complex-
These apartments will be a great addition to the GU District. With its prime Gonzaga location, this community will offer students quality housing options and provide them the amenities they're looking for. The details going into the design and construction really has the student renter in mind,”
And, if your wondering what the exterior of this new building will look like. Here is a rendering-