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The Dirt: $6 million business park to be in north Spokane

By Nicholas Deshais and Amy Edelen The Spokesman-Review

Real estate developer Harlan Douglass is planning to build a $6 million office and warehouse project in north Spokane.

The project – Lyons Business Park – calls for construction of three buildings on more than 4 acres at 6510 N. Lidgerwood Ave., according to plans filed with the city.

Site plans indicate one 18,300-square-foot structure and two, 20,000-square-foot buildings. The project would be completed in phases.

The project architect is Spokane Valley-based Architectural Ventures.

Ground is expected to be broken for the business park in the spring. – A.E.

Maverick station planned at Ruby and Montgomery

A Maverick gas station is coming to the intersection of Ruby Street and Montgomery Avenue, according to city permit data.

The $2.9 million project on the southwest corner of the intersection will also have a 4,300-square-foot convenience store.

Tine Maverick stores in the Spokane region. The Salt Lake City-based company has more than 300 locations in 11 states in the Mountain West, according to its website.

The property is owned by Stephen and Tresa Schmautz and Michael and Karen Schmitz, who purchased the 0.65-acre plot in 2015 for $568,000. Schmautz owns SDS Realty.

The general contractor is EK Bailey Construction, of Ogden, Utah. The project’s architect is Paul Warnock of JZW Architects, and the engineer is BHB Structural, both of Salt Lake City. – N.D.

Improvements continue at Hillyard manufactured-home park

Easy Acres Village, a manufactured-home community in Hillyard, continues to see upgrades, as 16 double-wide home lots get foundational and electrical upgrades.

In November, the 8-acre mobile home park at 4911 N. Florida St. grew by 30 new double-wide homes.

Now, 16 lots are getting $80,000 in upgrades each, for a total of $1.28 million, according to permits issued by the city.

Kristina and Caleb Romack, of Port Orchard, Washington, purchased the park in August 2016 for $1.8 million.

The park is north of Esmerelda Golf Course and east of the future route of the North Spokane Corridor.

Romack Development is the project’s general contractor. – N.D.

Contact reporter Amy Edelen at (509) 459-5581 or

Reporter Nicholas Deshais may be reached at (509) 459-5440 or

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