Building permits have yet to be applied for, but a new construction project just southeast of Downtown Spokane for the Spokane Housing Authority is already in the SEPA application process and is coming soon. Their current plan is to demolish the Hifumi-en Apartment complex at 926 E 8th Ave and re-build the complex with a larger and updated apartment community.
They tell me construction is planned to be done in phases so as to minimize disruption to the existing tenants. Hifumi is a apartment project for those 62 and over and those with disabilities, the current complex offers 41 one-bedroom apartments. Plans call for three new buildings to be built on the site with construction to start sometime in the second quarter of 2024.
One apartment building will be built first allowing existing tenants to move to that building then demolishing the older building and replace that with a second new apartment building and a community center building. They plan to have full project complete by the end of 2025. The new Hifumi-en Apartments complex will offer 88 apartments in two three story buildings with a community center for events and shared amenities in the middle of the site. This would more than double the number of apartments on the site from where it is today.
Although it is still early in the process for this new construction project a rep with Spokane Housing Authority did however confirm that Walker Construction will be the general contractor with Architecture All Forms doing the architectural design work. Renderings of the completed project are not yet available, but a site plan is included in the SEPA application which can be viewed on the Washington Department of Ecology's website at https://apps.ecology.wa.gov/separ/Main/SEPA/Search.aspx
For more information on the apartments offered by Spokane Housing Authority, visit their website at http://www.spokanehousing.org