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Apartment complex proposed along Doomsday Hill

Plans for the Blockhouse|Life at Doomsday Hill, 1757 N. West Point Road, show 16 units being built at the top of Doomsday Hill in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood. (Courtesy City of Spokane)

A 16-unit apartment complex may be built in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood at the top of Doomsday Hill, according to documents filed with the city.

The “blockhouse” development, 1757 N. West Point Road, will build 10 cottages with 16 units. Six will be 240-square-foot studios, five will be 480-square-foot one bedrooms, and five will be 960-square-foot two bedrooms.

Blockhouse|Life at Doomsday Hill, as it’s called, sits northwest of the intersection of Pettet Drive and West Point Road, the top of what’s informally called Doomsday Hill and is part of the annual Bloomsday race route.

The project, which is in predevelopment phase, still needs approval from the city before it can be issued permits. Plans filed with the city estimate a construction start date of summer 2020.

It is the second such development by a group of architects, engineers and builders organized by local developer Cody Coombs. The group is behind a $1.2 million project with eight residential buildings in the South Perry District of the East Central neighborhood. Both projects aim to be a model for sustainable development using a wood product as strong as stone called cross-laminated timber.