One of the University District’s largest construction projects is taking shape, quite literally. The new Boxcar Apartment building at 15 N Grant, by E. Sprague and U District Gateway Bridge has recently reached it’s highest height, some seven floors above the up and coming East Central Spokane neighborhood. It’s now even somewhat visible from I-90.
Spokane based Bouten Construction is the general contractor for the construction project which when complete will be a 78,500 SF structure with 136 apartments, underground parking and a cafe space on the ground floor. The developers are also targeting to achieve a LEED Silver status, showing dedication to sustainability.
While much of the construction is being done locally, it is noteworthy that this is one of many recent local construction projects that have attracted out of area investment. The project is being developed by a company called Project^ out of Portland and the architectural design is being done by TVA Architects also operating out of Portland.