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The Dirt: Haystack Heights cohousing community breaks ground

UPDATED: Sat., May 16, 2020

Spokane’s first cohousing community recently broke ground in the Perry District.

Haystack Heights, which has been in development since 2017, calls for 39 one- and two-story living units clustered around an interior courtyard with green space and pedestrian paths at 731 S. Garfield St.

Seven living units will be built in the existing Haystack Building on the property.

The project will also include an urban garden to grow organic produce and a clubhouse with a gourmet kitchen, lounge, laundry and two guest rooms.

The intergenerational cohousing community, which is intended to encourage interaction and collaboration among its members, has drawn interest from not only Spokane residents but also people from Seattle, Portland, Chicago and the East Coast.

“The neighborhood is sold out. All 39 units have been reserved with down payments,” said Jim Dawson, Haystack Heights Cohousing co-founder, adding that the community is currently compiling a waiting list for the project.

Haystack Heights, when built, would join more than 165 cohousing communities nationwide, with another 140 in planning stages, according to the Cohousing Association of the United States.

Spokane-based Yost Gallagher is the project contractor. California-based McCamant and Durrett Architects is designing the project.

The project is expected to be complete by late 2021.

Developer files preliminary plans to build warehouse in Spokane Valley

Spokane developer Steve Schmautz has filed a preliminary application to build a multitenant warehouse in Spokane Valley.

The warehouse, SDS Valley North, will span 37,125 square feet with seven tenant spaces at 15918 E. Euclid Ave., according to site plans filed with the city.

Spokane-based Garco Construction is the project contractor.

New restaurant planned for downtown Spokane

A new restaurant could be coming to downtown Spokane.

Wall Street LLC has filed for an application with the city to remodel a 5,545-square-foot space into a restaurant on the first floor of the OCH Building at 221 N. Wall St.

Wall Street LLC purchased the building for $5.2 million in May 2018, according to the Spokane County Assessor’s Office.

Spokane-based Yost Gallagher Construction is the project contractor. The project architect is Fusion Architecture, also of Spokane.

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