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Catholic Charities plans $7.5 million in renovations for two residential properties

Catholic Charities is spending $7.5 million to rehabilitate two large residential buildings designed by one of Spokane’s premier midcentury architects that are reserved for the elderly.

Cathedral Plaza, 1120 W. Sprague Ave., and the O’Malley Apartments, 707 E. Mission Ave., are getting complete renovations, including rehabs of all interior units.

Cathedral Plaza, built in 1970, is 15 stories tall, with 120,000 square feet and 150 units. Its renovation is valued at $4.54 million.

The O’Malley, a unique semi-circular structure built in 1977, is 75,000 square feet and has 99 units. Its renovation is valued at $3 million.

Both building were designed by Warren Heylman, who is being honored by the Spokane Preservation Advocates with a legacy award this month. Heylman designed several well-known buildings in Spokane, including the Parkade, the Spokane Regional Health Building and Spokane International Airport. Last month, one of his most notable and early works – the John G.F. Hieber home that fronted the Manito Golf and Country Club – was demolished.

The project’s general contractor is Inland Washington, of Spokane. It was designed by Architecture All Forms, also of Spokane.

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