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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

48-unit housing complex to be built in Hillyard

Permits have been issued for the Jayne Auld Manor, a 48-unit workforce housing project in Hillyard.

The project at 2830 E. Francis Ave. will include a three-story main building and five two-story duplexes. In all, there will be 25 two-bedroom units and 23 three-bedroom units. The complex also will have a community garden and play structure, and it will primarily be aimed at the workforce population earning less than 60 percent of the area’s median income.

Spokane Housing Ventures will build 48,832 square feet of residential space on 1.8 acres of vacant land near Harmon-Shipley Park and Arlington Elementary School. The complex will have 51 parking spaces.

The construction project is valued at $7.6 million. The general contractor is Kilgore Construction Inc., of Colbert. It was designed by ZBA Architecture, of Spokane.

The complex is named after Jayne Auld, the organization’s former executive director who died in 2016.

Spokane Housing Ventures was founded in 1992 and currently owns and operates 1,300 units of affordable rental units in 10 Washington counties. The underlying property is owned by the Northwest Association for Housing Affordability, according to county property records. In 2015, Spokane Housing Ventures and the Northwest Association for Housing Affordability merged and now serve Spokane, Lincoln, Yakima, Grant, Klickitat, Okanagan, Jefferson, Pierce, Clallam and Kitsap counties.