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The Dirt: Work begins on behavioral health hospital

UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

Tamara Sheehan, the clinical director of psychiatry at Sacred Heart, stands outside the current 5th & Browne medical building, Dec. 15, 2016 in Spokane. The building was demolished to make room for a new psychiatric hospital. Construction of the 100-bed hospital is set to begin there next week in Spokane. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Tamara Sheehan, the clinical director of psychiatry at Sacred Heart, stands outside the current 5th & Browne medical building, Dec. 15, 2016 in Spokane. The building was demolished to make room for a new psychiatric hospital. Construction of the 100-bed hospital is set to begin there next week in Spokane. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Construction of a 100-bed behavioral health hospital is set to begin next week in Spokane on the Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center campus.

The $30 million, three-story psychiatric hospital is scheduled to open by fall 2018. The 65,000-square-foot structure will be built on the site of Providence’s former Fifth & Browne Medical Building, which was demolished, at 104 W. Fifth Ave.

The new facility, providing inpatient and outpatient care, will serve pediatric and adult patients needing emergency and short-term hospital care for mental health illnesses. It’s a joint venture of Providence Health Care and Universal Health Services/Fairfax Behavior Health.

The facility will have patient rooms and treatment areas, a gym, courtyard, kitchen, a parking area and ambulance bay. Bouten Construction, of Spokane, is the general contractor, while NAC Architecture and Boulder Architectural Design did the design work.

Only three facilities east of the Cascades provide inpatient psychiatric beds. Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center is the largest, with 70 beds available, and is the only provider in Spokane County and the five counties bordering it.

Fairfax, a Kirkland-based subsidiary of Universal Health Services, will operate the new psychiatric hospital when it opens. Once the 100-bed hospital in Spokane is finished, Providence plans to reduce the number of Sacred Heart psychiatric beds by 28.

North Side Costco permits filed

Spokane County building permits recently were filed for construction of a new north Spokane Costco store along U.S. Highway 2.

Applications for the $13.6 million project describe a 167,300-square-foot commercial building at 12020 N. Newport Highway, and a fuel canopy for gasoline customers. Lydig Construction Inc., of Spokane, is the contractor.

The Spokesman-Review first wrote about preliminary plans for new Costco construction in May 2016. The current North Side Costco at 7619 N. Division St. is listed for sale with a contingency that Costco will vacate the 134,000-square-foot property upon completion of a new location.

Living Water building

new headquarters

Living Water Lawn & Tree Care is building a new Spokane headquarters at 8227 N. Regal St.

Owners Mike and Lisa Fairburn said work has started on a 20,000-square-foot, two-story office building and warehouse space. The project cost is estimated at between $1.8 and $2 million, with Ramey Construction as the contractor. Mercier Architectural Planning did the design.

By early 2018, the company plans to move to the new facility from its current site in a renovated fire station on Bigelow Gulch Road. Its future quarters will allow the family-owned company room to consolidate its three divisions for lawn and tree care, landscape maintenance and pest control.

Started in 1991, Living Water is family-owned and employs more than 40 people.

Market Shop building sold

A property on Market Street in Spokane recently sold.

Buyers John and Lycia Clark purchased the building called Market Shop, at 7002 N. Market St., for $120,000. The property has about 1,700 square feet.

Dallas Lightner and Ryan Towner, both of Black Commercial, represented the seller. Marshall Clark, of Clark Pacific Real Estate, assisted the buyers.

Elevator services company moves

Vertical Options LLC, a Spokane elevator services company, has purchased and moved into a 10,000-square-foot building at 732 N. Napa St., formerly a Habitat for Humanity location.

The company will hold an open house from noon to 4 p.m. July 21.

A family-owned business operating since 2011, Vertical Options has 15 employees and plans to hire three more. It installs, services and repairs commercial and residential elevators, dumbwaiters, wheelchair lifts, material lifts, escalators and stair lifts.

The company earned $2.1 million in gross sales for 2016, and it expects to generate $2.5 million in revenue for 2017. It also has a state-approved Elevator Mechanic Apprenticeship program.

Eagle Rock vehicle storage

goes up

Eagle Rock RV & Boat Storage has started building a new facility for a nearly 80,000-square-foot indoor vehicle storage operation.

The site is near the city of Post Falls, at 930 N. Beck Road, just north of Seltice Way and within the unincorporated area of Kootenai County.

Let us know about new businesses, construction projects, expansions or relocations. Send items to The Dirt at TrevaL@spokesman.com, or call (509) 459-5439.


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