Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Renovations coming for The Otis Hotel?

Not much is known as of today about what the future holds for the vacant Otis Hotel building at 110 S. Madison St in Downtown Spokane. But if the documents I've un-covered are any indication we might be seeing a re-birth of the building that today is more famous for being used in the TV show Z Nation then any sort of permanent occupancy.

But just a few days ago a " pre-development conference " application was filed for the Otis showing a renovation plan for the building. Under that plan construction would start in about July of this year to create a new mixed use development. Newly renovated commercial space would occupy the first floor and apartments on floors 2-5.

The plan calls for just over 100 apartments, all studio and one bedroom units, likely using the micro-apartment style as the floor plans show the smallest apartments being in the 250 square foot range.

The Otis has been vacant since 2007 and was last used low income housing but was originally opened as a hotel in 1911 with a restaurant on the bottom floor. That bottom floor space will return to commercial use under the re-development plan but there is no mention of what kind of business would be there.

Keep watching this site as we expect a more formal announcement about this building in the next couple of months.

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