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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Development still going on for new Downtown Spokane skyscraper

Since the news came out late last year , that another new high rise tower was in the works in Downtown Spokane, people have been curious to know more. Originally, the tower was to be a 35 story building with apartments and some ground floor commercial space , likely for a restaurant .That project was proposed by lesser known, but still Spokane based developer Dr. Phillip Rudy.

The news on original project proposal kind of went silent shortly after the " pre-development " meeting the developer had with the City of Spokane. But, now a version of the project has resurfaced with a new pre development meeting. Still in the same location on the Eastern edge of Downtown but with some changes.

The building is purposed to be built on the site of the former Meineke auto repair shop at the corner of Spokane Falls Blvd. and N. Division ( 230 N. Division ) . This is not far away from the new Davenport Grand Hotel, another new high rise in the City Center. In the application / site plan the building now has a name, The Falls Tower .

The Falls Tower name and the project as a whole may never even actually become real, but it is starting to look a little more realistic as time goes by. Here is what the plan for this new high rise...

Now 26 floors, with no basement

Application was submitted by a rep. with  the more well known , Douglass Properties. Although Dr. Phillip Rudy may still be involved.

41,000 square foot, six floors of enclosed parking.

One floor of commercial with 15,000 + square feet of space in up to eight tenant spaces. Likely a combination of both retail and restaurants.

Upper floors with be apartments, probably still geared toward students. This beneficial because The Falls Tower project is only blocks away from Washington State University's Spokane campus, and also nearby Gonzaga University.

Apartments will be available in studio , 1 bedroom , 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom. Nine apartments on each residential floor.

We will continue to keep an eye on this project. Construction is still a way's out, but we do expect this development to actually happen.