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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Update and peek inside of the Cooper George Apartment renovations

This week we at Inland Northwest Business Watch we're given a tour of quite possibly one of the coolest building renovation projects going on locally. That project is the renovations of the Cooper George building at 707 W. Main by Deaconess Hospital.

The Cooper George was originally opened in 1952 also as an apartment building, over time the building transitioned to a senior living / assisted living ending that run as a complex called South Hill Senior Living only a couple of years ago. But now, an Oregon based owner and Baker Construction have been running full renovation of the building. This time back into an apartment complex, but it'll be an apartment complex that's in a lot of ways unique for Spokane.

The apartments will go by the name Cooper George Apartments with 144 total apartments. Studio, 1 bed and 2 bedroom apartments will be available and tenants will be able to move in April 15th. And, I'm told there has been a lot of interest already, as is to be expected as after taking the tour I can honestly say the building is cool, the views are awesome and the location is basically un-beatable just a few short blocks away from the Downtown Spokane core.

In addition to the 144 apartments there is some very limited commercial space that will be leased out on the ground floor. One space with a kitchen intended for something like a café and a medical office / retail space on the back side of the first floor. But, the apartment tenants will also be able to use the ground floor as a sort of hang out, I'm told they even plan to hang the historic Cooper George sign that used to be up on top of the building on the walls of the first floor. Leasing offices, a conference room, Amazon storage lockers and a fitness center are also planned to be on the first floor.

Upper floors will be apartments until you get to the roof, there a rooftop deck will allow residents to relax and overlook Downtown Spokane. There will also be a place to store / work on bikes, but for those with a car, parking is included in the price of rent. I'm told only a few units will not include a parking space.

The apartments are modern spaces that take advantages of the good bones of the historic building. In fact the building is just a block from I-90 but there is no highway noise given the thick sturdy construction. Inside the apartments are stainless steel appliances , gas ranges, washer & dryer , central heating, air conditioning, white quartz countertops and more all in a secure building. Oh, and they are pet friendly too.

So, with all of that how much will it cost to rent an apartment at the new Cooper George? It depends partially on what floor you want, floor plan, etc... . But, rents will start at $920 per month for a 415 square foot studio, 1 bed starts at $1235 and 2 bed starts at $1675, but parking and all utilites are included in the rent.

For more information about the Cooper George Apartments, visit their website at-

And, now a look at the exterior and interior of the building in addition to a couple of photos of the incredible views-

We would like to thank Cooper George for allowing us to see the building! Thank you!