A duplex is being built on a vacant lot along First Avenue just east of Napa Street, according to city permit data.
The $250,000 project at 1924 E. First Ave. will bring two, two-bedroom units to Spokane’s East Central neighborhood, replacing a home that was demolished in 2010.
Each unit will be 1,020 square feet and will have a covered deck. Parking will be on-street.
The property is owned by Ricardo and Lourdes Zacapantzi, who purchased the property in May for $60,000. It was last sold in 1987 for $13,000.
The area has seen increased construction activity following the city’s renovation of East Sprague Avenue, a historically poverty-stricken part of town that has seen continued private investment since the city started targeting public dollars there. The $12 million Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery on Sprague is under construction, and the area also recently saw the construction of an affordable housing complex by Community Frameworks and a Frontier Behavioral Health clinic.
The Zacapantzis are acting as the project’s general contractor.
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