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Spokane Transit Authority prepares to build new garage, service building

Spokane Transit Authority has been issued permits to build a $10.7 million garage northwest of the transportation agency’s main offices and existing bus barn.

The one-story building at 1224 N. Cedar St., on the southeast corner of Cedar and Sinto Avenue, will house the agency’s paratransit vehicles. A 20,000-gallon fuel storage tank will be part of the structure, which will contain fueling stations for the transit fleet. With fare retrieval and vehicle washing stations, the new building will do daily service, washing and fueling of STA’s vehicles.

Landscaping and surface parking lots with 87 stalls for employee parking also will be built. Construction of the 69,000-square-foot building requires the vacation of Sharp Avenue.

Construction is anticipated to begin this spring and conclude in summer 2019, according to documents filed with the state.

ALSC Architects, of Spokane, designed the project. Coffman Engineers, of Spokane, did the structural engineering.

$1.4M renovation of downtown VA building complete

The $1.4 million remodel of the Veterans Affairs building near downtown Spokane is complete.

The project, by Spokane Valley’s Meridian Construction & Development, renovated an existing 5,000-square-foot building at 504 E. Second Ave. and added a 1,500-square-foot building to the south.

Complete demolition of the interior, roof and plumbing system were done at the 46-year-old building. The location will contain offices and consulting spaces, and provide health care for homeless veterans.

Meridian completed the five-month project in partnership with 504 E Partners, which is partly controlled by Meridian owner Mark D’Agostino and which purchased the building in 2016 for $630,000.

The Health Care for Homeless Veterans program is administered from the building.

Trampoline park to fill former Safeway in Valley

A new trampoline park will fill a former Safeway in Spokane Valley, according to permits filed with the city.

Altitude Trampoline Park has been issued permits for $165,000 in interior work at 1441 N. Argonne Road. The work will be done through franchise owner Brandon Gadish.

The Colleyville, Texas-based chain of trampoline parks currently has 47 locations, with many in Texas and others in Puerto Rico and the U.K. Washington state has one location, in Marysville, but two more are expected, in Spokane Valley and Bellevue.

The company’s website says its facilities feature wall-to-wall trampolines that offer “regular jumping to dodgeball, fitness classes to competitive jumping, and parties for birthdays, group events.”

The facility is expected to open this spring.

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