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Residential tower and brewery/restaurant combo planned for downtown Spokane’s

Two projects in the west end of downtown Spokane hope to capitalize on significant infrastructure work being done by the city.

The projects – a new seven-story residential tower, and a brewery and restaurant in adjoining historic buildings – are being developed by the same team of two sets of brothers: Jordan and Joel Tampien, co-owners of 4 Degrees Real Estate, and Matt and Ryan Goodwin.

Matt Goodwin and Jordan Tampien are co-owners of the Boiler Room on Spokane’s North Side and Backyard Public House in the West Central neighborhood. Goodwin also co-owns Press, Fast Eddie’s Bar and Grill, Remedy and the Volstead Act.

Jordan Tampien said an existing one-story building near First Avenue and Adams Street will be demolished to make way for the seven-story building. The first floor will have either a restaurant or retail, and the remaining floors will contain 51 apartments.

There will be 28 one-bedroom units beginning at 625 square feet, and 23 two-bedroom units at roughtly 1,000 square feet each. Rents will be between $1,050 and $1,700.

“All of the units will orient east,” Tampien said. “They’ll all have unobstructed views of downtown.”

The building will have a rooftop deck and fitness center.

Tampien described the building’s design as having “a lot of glass” with “really clean lines,” noting it will be “more typical of what you’d see in Seattle.”

He expected the tower construction to break ground Sept. 1 and be completed in August 2019. He and his partners paid $2.3 million for the property and expect the project to cost an additional $12 million.

The team also recently purchased a pair of historic buildings across the street and adjacent to what is currently a giant hole in the ground. City crews are building a massive combined sewer overflow tank on the site, which once hosted a fire station but will soon be a city park.

Tampien said he and Goodwin had been searching for a site to open a brewery for five years when they came across the buildings, which until last year housed the Watts Automotive & Driveline Service garage. The buildings currently act as a staging area for Walker Construction during work on the sewage tank.

The eastern-most building will house the brewery. It has a 25-foot easement facing the park, and Tampien said they plan to put garage doors on that side to make the most of the open space. He said the buildings will maintain their historic character.

Because of the tank’s construction, work on the buildings won’t begin until November. Tampien anticipates a May 2019 opening.

The partners purchased the buildings for $1.3 million. Work to renovate the space will cost another $2.3 million.