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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

New apartment building planned for East Sprague corridor

Revitalization is clearly starting to kick in for the East Sprague corridor, which has plagued with drugs and prostitution issues for many years. The new Bennidito's Pizza & Brewery is now open for business there, and the new modern Sprague Union Terrace building is open for both apartment and commercial uses.

But, now yet another apartment building / complex is starting the planning process after meeting with the City of Spokane recently for a pre-development conference . Because of this, it's too early to tell when this new building will be built or even if it will be. However, the building owner is Community Frameworks, who has a good record of building positive housing developments. In fact, Community Frameworks is also building another new project, north of Downtown Spokane, called 315 West.

No name has been set for the new project on Sprague, which will rise on the current site of Car Connection used car lot, corner of Sprague Ave. & Madelia St. The plan calls for 36 apartments to be built in a few buildings, all within the first block of Madelia south of Sprague. The corner of Sprague & Madelia itself, where the car lot office is today will become the highlight of the development with a new large three story apartment building.

The lots directly south of the main apartment building will become two story townhomes facing Madelia and 1st Ave. with exception of one small townhome building being accessed via the alleyway there. The plan also calls for a parking lot and play area to be by the townhome portion of the project. More parking will also be the main building as well.

The apartment's plans currently call for a total of 36 apartments and no commercial / office space. Apartments are to be of varying sizes and floor plans, with 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments all included in the plans.

We will continue to keep and eye out for a name, an official project rendering and construction time line. Stay tuned....