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The Dirt: $10M homeless housing project moves forward

Catholic Charities has been issued permits for more than $10 million in work to build 76 units of housing for the chronically homeless in northwest Spokane.

Six buildings are part of the development, called Holy Names Haven, at 1935 N. Holy Names, east of Spokane Falls Community College.

The development is the fifth such project by the nonprofit. Other similar housing projects built by Catholic Charities for the homeless are Father Bach Haven, Buder Haven, Pope Francis Haven and the Marilee Apartments.

The housing will add to the 240 affordable units already under construction by the nonprofit’s development partner, Inland Group, on the same land once occupied by the Sisters of the Holy Names convent. The Inland Group is listed as the applicant for the new construction.

According to city permit records, four multifamily structures will be erected and construction costs for the buildings range from $465,000 to $3.1 million. A $720,000 community building and a $38,000 maintenance shed also were permitted.

Spokane-based Nystrom Olson Architecture designed the development. Whipple Consulting Engineers, of Spokane Valley, did the engineering.

New self-serve frozen yogurt coming to north Spokane

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt will do $200,000 in interior improvements to create a self-serve frozen yogurt bar in the Northpointe Plaza, 9986 N. Newport Highway, according to city permit records.

The franchise yogurt shop has locations in most states. The Spokane location will be its first in the Inland Northwest and its 30th in the state.

Menchie’s offers a wide variety of flavors of well over 100 flavors – including Crisp Irish Mint, Pineapple Cake, Southern Pecan Pie and Iced Coffee. The store also sells customizable cakes.

The project’s general contractor is Reacon Construction, of Liberty Lake.

Avista to build vehicle maintenance building

Avista Corp. has been issued a permit to build a $3.1 million fleet service building.

The two-story, 29,600-square-foot building, 1411 E. Mission Ave., will be just west of the intersection of Upriver Drive and Indiana Avenue at the utility’s headquarters. The concrete, steel-framed building will include a conference room, car-washing facilities and a maintenance garage for minor repairs and issues, such as changing oil, antifreeze and hydraulics.

The construction will also include improvement for utilities and stormwater management on the site.

Spokane Valley-based Lydig Construction is the general contractor. Bernardo|Wills Architects, of Spokane, designed the building.

Northepointe Medical Center building sold

The Northepointe Medical Center, 9631 N. Nevada St., sold this week for $4.7 million to North Nevada Real Property, LLC. The 35,000-square-foot building was sold by Columbia Investment Properties LLC.

The 23-year-old building was purchased by Columbia Investment Properties in 2005 for $5.1 million, according to county parcel records.

Erik Nelson and Casey Brazil of Kiemle and Hagood tended the sale.

Contact the writer:

(509) 459-5440

nickd@spokesman.com


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