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Townhouses planned for Perry vacant lot

A $2.3 million, 14-unit townhouse development near Spokane’s South Perry District was issued construction permits by the city earlier this week.

Plans show two three-story buildings on the northwest corner of Garfield Street and Hartson Avenue on what is currently a vacant lot. Seven of the units will face Garfield, and seven will face Hartson. Each unit will have a street-level garage on the lowest floor and two stories of residential space above.

At nearly three-quarters of an acre, the lot is more than four times the size of a typical city lot. A basalt outcropping on the lot’s interior will be preserved, and plans show a gravel trail being built around the rock.

The project is yet another example of vacant lots being developed in the South Perry District, which is seeing numerous construction projects on lots that were recently vacant. New city rules aim to lower barriers to such “infill” development.

The development, called both Garfield Street Apartments and Hartson-Garfield Townhouses in city documents, is being built by Bob Cooke and David Shriver. Cooke is the president of R.H. Cooke & Associates, a Spokane real estate and property management company.

The project’s architect is Oscar Torres, with Design Services Northwest, of Spokane.

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