Almost 10 years ago the Ridpath Hotel closed it's doors after being Spokane's longest continuously operating hotel. During the decade since most in Spokane know it's been one legal battle after another, but finally developer Ron Wells' re-development plan has pushed through and we can now report that the new apartments in the former hotel building are now available for lease!
The former hotel has been almost entirely converted into apartments and now operates as the Ridpath Club Apartments, being managed by NAI Black. Renters can fill out applications now for move in starting around April 13th. The building is 13 stories and now houses 206 units of varying sizes, including something not very common yet in Spokane, micro-apartments. The micro apartments are just 220 square feet and are perfect for just one person. In addition 300 square foot studios, one bedroom and even a lone two bedroom apartments are also now available for lease.
Living at the new Ridpath Club Apartments will be affordable too as apartments start as low as $495 a month for the micro units ( if your income qualifies ). Rent is restricted based on income, although some units have been set aside as market rate and open to anyone. All utilities , as well as fiber internet are included in the rental rate. Parking spaces will also be available to rent.
The apartments are fully update and have appliances in place with wheelchair accessible units also available. Laundry facilities are on site as is a multi use room and a bicycle storage area. But, likely one of the top selling points of the Ridpath Club Apartments will be the location. The building is in the heart of Downtown Spokane, just perfect for Downtown workers or those wanting to be close to action. Riverfront Park and River Park Square are only about 3 or 4 blocks away and bars, restaurants and shopping are most everywhere.
And speaking of resturants, the 206 apartments aren't the only thing coming soon to the building that once was the Ridpath Hotel. The ground floor space is also being remodeled but for a commercial use, there local chef / restaurant owners Jeremy and Kate Hansen will soon open Ridpath Brasserie and Gin Bar. Like most things with the Ridpath, there have been some delays and now the restaurant / bar will likely open in late Spring or early Summer. We'll update with more that business when their opening gets closer.
For more information on how to rent an apartment at the new Ridpath Club Apartments, check out their website. But, hurry as there is a lot of interest.
Or, find them on Facebook ( there is even photos on their page )-