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The Dirt: Plans progress for Selkirk Pharma’s manufacturing facility on the West Plains

Plans are moving forward for Selkirk Pharma’s $30 million manufacturing facility on the West Plains.

The company, a contract manufacturing startup in the pharmaceutical industry, filed an environmental review for the project with the Washington state Department of Ecology last week.

The company intends to build a 65,000-square-foot manufacturing facility at 9110 W. Granite Ave. in the Pacific Northwest Technology Park, according to an application filed with the city of Spokane.

Construction is expected to begin in August and is slated for completion in December 2021, according to the environmental review.

Selkirk Pharma, which was founded in 2018 by a team of physicians and pharmaceutical leaders, manufactures and packages injectable drug products. The company has an office at 821 W. First Ave. in downtown Spokane.

More than 320 workers are expected to be employed at the facility upon completion, according to the environmental review.

Spokane-based Bernardo|Willis Architects is designing the project.

Lovesac opening specialty furniture showroom at River Park Square

Lovesac, a specialty furniture store, is planning to open its first showroom in Eastern Washington at River Park Square.

The Connecticut-based company last week filed for permits with the city to remodel a second-floor, 1,780-square-foot space at 808 W. Main Ave.

River Park Square is owned by affiliates of the Cowles Co., which also publishes The Spokesman-Review.

Ohio-based Shremshock Architects & Engineers is the architect for the project, which has a valuation of $110,000.

Lovesac has more than 80 retail showrooms nationwide, with two locations in Western Washington.

Shawn Nelson founded Lovesac in 1998 after creating an 8-foot-wide, foam-filled beanbag chair in the basement of his parents’ home in Utah. Lovesac became a publicly traded company in 2018 and has since expanded its product line to include couches.

Paw Print Genetics planning to build new office, laboratory

Spokane-based Paw Print Genetics, a canine DNA diagnostic center, is planning to build a new office and laboratory, according to preliminary plans filed with the city.

The company filed a preliminary application with the city to build a 12,000-square-foot office and laboratory with basement storage and 60 parking spaces at 519 E. North Foothills Drive.

Construction on the $3 million project is estimated to begin this summer, according to the application.

The project architect is Spokane-based Uptic Studios.

Paw Print Genetics has an office in the Franklin Park Medical Center at 220 E. Rowan Ave.

Lisa Shaffer founded Paw Print Genetics in 2012. The company offers genetic diagnostic testing for more than 200 inherited disorders in canines, and also provides genetic testing for cats and birds.

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