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Goodwill Industries plans renovation, expansion of South Hill location

An illustration of the Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest retail store location in Spokane’s Lincoln Heights Neighborhood. The company is doing $2 million worth of renovation and expansion at the location at 2729 E. 29th Ave. (Courtesy Wolfe Architectural Group)

Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest is renovating and expanding its South Hill location in Spokane following its purchase of the building this summer.

According to city permit data, the second-hand retail giant is doing $2 million worth of work at the Lincoln Heights neighborhood location at 2927 E. 27th Ave. An existing 9,760-square-foot retail store will be renovated, and a 7,165-square-foot production facility with loading docks will be built.

Goodwill has been in Lincoln Heights since 2014, when the Inland Northwest group chose the location for its fifith retail store. Goodwill first leased the former office space last used by the 50% Off Card Shop and an adjoining open parcel. It purchased the property in August for $2.2 million.

Though it’s better known for its used goods stores, the international nonprofit organization also provides job training and placement for veterans, people with disabilities or criminal backgrounds, seniors and others who otherwise face barriers to employment. In 2016, the company reported $5.7 billion in revenue, according to Forbes.

Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest, one of 158 independent members of Goodwill Industries International, was founded in Spokane in 1939 and operates in 23 counties in Eastern Washington and northern Idaho.

General contractor for the Lincoln Heights project is Meridian Construction & Development, of Spokane Valley. The architect is Spokane’s Wolfe Architectural Group.