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Final conversion phase set to begin for Chronicle Building apartments

A west-facing unit is under construction on the sixth floor of the Chronicle Building Apartments, Jan. 20, 2017, in Spokane, Wash. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
A west-facing unit is under construction on the sixth floor of the Chronicle Building Apartments, Jan. 20, 2017, in Spokane, Wash. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

The final phase to transform office space to apartments has started in the historic Chronicle newspaper building.

Permits were issued for $950,000 in work to convert the building’s second floor into nine apartments.

The top four floors of the six-story Chronicle Building, 926 W. Sprague Ave., were renovated into living space beginning in 2016, and the 32 units were quickly rented out.

The building is owned by Centennial Properties, a subsidiary of the Cowles Co., which also owns The Spokesman-Review and River Park Square. The company is also in the midst of converting the old downtown Macy’s building into apartments, which are expected to be ready for renters this spring.

The Chronicle Building opened in 1928 and was home to the Spokane Daily Chronicle as well as the newspaper presses and Linotype machines of the Chronicle and The Spokesman-Review.

Walker Construction is the project’s general contractor. MMEC Architecture and Interiors designed it.

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