Global Credit Union has demolished a drive-through coffee stand at the intersection of Walnut Street and Fourth Avenue to make way for a three-unit retail building and new parking lot, according to permits filed with the city.
Site work is underway on the southwest corner of the intersection for the $875,000 project. The work is part of a two-block plan led by the credit union, which will also bring a drive-through coffee shop to the corner of Third Avenue and Walnut in its one-story, pyramidlike building built in 1985 as a drive-through. Global’s five-story headquarters, built in 1979, sits in the middle of the project.
The credit union purchased nearly the entire block where the new retail is being built in 2016 for $4.85 million. The sale did not include the Maplehurst apartment building facing Maple Street on the same block or the small barnlike structure to its south.
The retail building will be 5,100 square feet. Nearly 70 parking spots will take up the remaining space, with most reserved for the credit union. The new coffee kiosk on Third will be 2,100 square feet. Overall, the project site will have 205 parking spots, 160 of which will be reserved for the credit union’s use.
The new building was designed by Wolfe Architectural Group, of Spokane. TD&H, also of Spokane, performed the structural engineering. Permits do not list the project’s general contractor.
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