Spokane developer Harlan Douglass is proposing a 231-unit housing development in the Indian Trail neighborhood on the North Side.
The development, to be called Hunt's Pointe, would be located on 50 acres of land west of Indian Trail Road, about 1.5 miles north of Francis Avenue, a preliminary-plat application filed with the city shows.
Spokane Hearing Examiner Greg Smith heard a plat request for the development on Oct. 1 and is expected to issue a decision on the request this month. Tami Palmquist, a city planner, says no one at the hearing spoke in opposition to the proposal.
The application includes the largest component of single-family homes proposed in the city so far this year, says Joel White, executive officer of the Spokane Home Builders Association.
"We are expecting the residential market to turn around in the next few years," White says. "Harlan Douglass has been in business a long time. The proposal is a positive sign there's a real need for that."
Palmquist says the planning staff has received no information on when the project might start.
Douglass, who was unavailable for comment, is proposing to develop lots ranging from 5,600 square feet to 10,400 square feet for 183 single-family homes plus 24 duplex lots, most of which would be 6,200 square feet, for duplexes, planning documents show.
The duplex lots would back up against Indian Trail Road, and all but seven of the lots in the development would have access via interior roads. Those seven, in the northeast corner of the development, would have access via Valerie Drive.
The interior road system would have four access points, a plat map shows. Two of them would be onto Indian Trail, and one also would connect to Pamela Court west of the development. The other access point would be at Pacific Park Drive on the north side of the project. The development would have five other interior streets, each of which would be from one to three blocks long, and four cul-de-sacs.
Surrounding land uses include the Pacific Park residential development to the north and west of the proposed development, Palmquist says. The site of the Northside Landfill, which was closed in 1991, abuts the south edge of the development site, she says. Douglass also owns vacant land that's zoned for multifamily use directly across Indian Trail from the proposed Hunt's Pointe development.
Farther north in the Indian Trail neighborhood, Douglass is developing Windhaven, a residential development that includes 212 apartment units and 286 single-family homes, at 5420 W. Barnes Road, west of Indian Trail Road and north of the Sundance Plaza shopping center.
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