A block north of Downtown Coeur d' Alene's Sherman Ave. , sits a large historic brick structure that formerly housed an Elks lodge. While the building has been vacant for many years, it's still a major part of the city, with a lot of history and potential.
It looks now like the Elks building won't be sitting empty for too much longer as the building has been sold and is now in escrow for the locally based Innovation Collective. The collective, which is made up of group of business partners who support the local business, robotics and innovation community by providing work space, office space and support. They plan to continue this work in the Elks building.
They plan an extensive remodel to the building, with exact details still to come. Plans will likely include:
Office space, Co-working space , Event spaces, a café and more.
The project is currently to be developed privately by the business partners with no help from the Urban Renewal agency Ignite CdA. We will keep an eye out for more on this building, once we find out more about the exact plans.
Here is a look at the building, as seen in it's current state-