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Motel To Anchor Valley Project

A motel, a Texaco service station, a restaurant and a major improvement to Mission Avenue will be part of a development planned near the Liberty Lake freeway interchange, developers said Friday.

Construction of the businesses and the extension to Mission should be under way next spring. The county granted landowners Roy Leland and Nathan Marks a zoning change from light industrial to regional business use last week.

Gib Brumback of Brumback Consulting announced some of the project details Friday. Brumback is handling the sale of the individual lots and has purchased one himself.

The remaining seven of the parcel’s commercial lots are also up for sale, Brumback said.

The 15.6-acre parcel of land is located about a quarter mile north of Interstate 90, bordered to the east by Harvard Road. The project will be one of the largest retail developments near Liberty Lake and Otis Orchards. It is considered a prime location because it is one of the last undeveloped interchanges in the Valley, and is also close to fast-growing residential subdivisions and major employers.

The 125-unit motel is the venture of kVc Development, the company that developed the Holiday Inn Express downtown.

Company Vice President Clay Clausen said the new motel will not necessarily be another Holiday Inn Express, but it will be a major national chain.

Clausen said his company also owns the lot that will be occupied by a family-style restaurant. He said kVc will sell that land to a yet-to-be found operator.

Brumback will lease part of his lot to John Dompier Oil Co. Robert Dompier, the company’s president, said the company will put in a Texaco gas station and a convenience store. A fast-food outlet will also be housed in that 3,000-square-foot facility, Dompier said. Dompier is shooting for an early-summer completion date.

Leland and Marks also own an adjacent 27 acres of property still zoned for industrial use. They will divide that land into two- to five-acre chunks and sell it.

The landowners now have to go before the County Commission to get approval of their binding site plan, and work out details for sewer and road installation.

The extension of Mission Avenue will begin at the 21200 block of East Mission and head northeast, running roughly parallel to Interstate 90. The road will stretch one-half mile until it reaches the development’s Harvard Road border. The existing Mission will still continue east.

The road improvement will also provide easy access to Sports World, a softball and fitness center complex planned by Valley businessmen Rob Lewis and Rand Hatch.

John Konen, a development consultant with David Evans and Associates, said the road will be extended gradually as businesses move in. It will be paid for jointly by the county, Leland and Marks and individual developers.

The details of the arrangement have yet to be finalized, he said. However, that extension could cost as much as $5 million. The long-term cost of that road, plus a planned new westbound freeway off-ramp there, could reach $15 million.

, DataTimes



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