Wednesday, May 5, 2021

WSECU to build branch at Division & Francis, more development likely in the area


Renderings from Bernardo Wills Architects.

With 60,000 plus vehicles every weekday traversing through the corner of Division & Francis in North Spokane, you've likely taken notice to site work that has been happening on the northwest side of this intersection. 

The former Ace's Casino building that formerly stood on the corner was demolished sometime ago making way for this new development. Washington State Employees Credit Union ( WSECU ) plans to build a new modern looking branch on the site, directly at the corner. The new building will be approximately 4400 square feet according to permits and is planned to be complete in October.

The new WSECU building was designed locally by Bernardo Wills Architects, PC with Yost Gallagher Construction acting as the general contractor. But, that's not all that will likely call this corner home in due time.

Pre-development documents for this project also include a second phase. That phase will include a small shopping center and retail pad building on the northern half of the lot, in-between the new credit union location and the existing Moons Mongolian Grill anchored plaza. Those documents show upwards of 14,000 square feet of new commercial space and 5-6 new retail/restaurant units. But, for now the WSECU branch is the only part officially being built and will be their fourth branch in the Spokane area.

For more info on WSECU, visit their website at http://wsecu.org