The Spokane Industrial Park is about to contribute to the construction that’s making the Valley’s Sullivan corridor the county’s hottest commercial strip.
A dedication is being held today for the planned first phase of Crown Centre, a 21-acre, mixed-use commerce center under construction at the Spokane Business and Industrial Park.
“We’re adding the elements we feel are critical in meeting the needs of both existing and future … tenants,” said Richard Rollnick, president of Crown West Realty, LLC, owner and developer of the park.
Crown Centre includes more than 400,000 square feet of new retail, commercial, industrial, hotel and office space. The first phase includes a 105,000 square foot warehouse distribution assembly space, a 59-room Radisson Country Inn Hotel, a Maid O’Clover convenience store, restaurant, gas station and fast-food eatery.
The Maid O’Clover will include a Blimpie’s sandwich shop, a yoghurt concession and a fast-food Mexican franchise.
Phase I of the $20 million development is expected to open in the fall.
“While building the industrial space is important to our park’s future, the hotel, restaurants and gas station will make doing business in the park infinitely more attractive and convenient,” Rollnick said.
Phase II will begin next spring and open in the fall of 1998. It will include a 20,000-square-foot office building, 20,000-square-foot retail complex, 70,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution building and a 15,000-square-foot building for research, development and light industrial work.
Retailers being courted to lease space include dry cleaners, travel agencies and other service-related businesses,” Rollnick said.
Inland Construction has been hired as general contractor for the project, and Lindquist Architects, as the architectural firm.
Crown West also will be contributing to the traffic improvements necessary as development increases on Sullivan.
The company will contribute several thousand dollars to the state Department of Transportation for improvements to Trent and Sullivan, Rollnick said.
Crown West will build acceleration and deceleration lanes on Sullivan from the northern boundary of the project to Kiernan and contribute to the improvement of traffic signals at the intersection of Sullivan and Kiernan. A right of way also will be dedicated for sidewalks and landscaping, Rollnick said.
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