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The Dirt: Sports complex to fill Spokane Valley storage facility

UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 1:31 p.m.

A Spokane Valley storage facility at 5204 E. Broadway Ave. will be transformed into a multipurpose sports complex, according to permits filed May 2 with the city.

The proposed project – called Built 4 Ball – will have a more than 5,700-square-foot gym/basketball court, 276-square-foot game room with a television area, front office/reception area and a mezzanine.

The 7,200-square-foot storage facility was purchased by Broadway 5204 LLC in 2015 for $1.3 million. B&O Construction, of Post Falls, is the general contractor. Spokane-based architect Uptic Studios is designing the project.

McDonald’s to be razed; larger one to be built

Plans to demolish and rebuild a McDonald’s restaurant at 819 N. Sullivan Road in Spokane Valley are underway.

A building permit, filed May 1 with the city by Spokane-based TD&H Engineering, calls for construction McDonald’s restaurant of a more than 4,200 square feet and 39 parking spaces.

The existing 3,200-square-foot McDonald’s restaurant was built in 1979 and remodeled in 2005.

The proposed $850,000 restaurant will be designed by California-based architectural firm Core States Group, which has offices in 13 states, including Washington.

Water district plans new administration building

Whitworth Water District No. 2 is building a $4.3 million administrative building north of Spokane on U.S. Highway 2 near the fire station in Mead, according to the district.

The 15,700-square-foot building at 17401 N. Newport Highway will consist of 6,100 square feet of office space and 9,800 square feet of shop and vehicle storage.

According to its website, the water district has operated out of the same building for nearly 50 years, during which time it’s expanded from serving 3,000 households to serving more than 10,000 households.

The water district was established in 1939 and operates as a public municipality under state law. It is is governed by a five-member elected board of commissioners.

Bernardo|Wills Architects, of Spokane, is designing the project, which is expected to be complete in 2019.


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