Three affordable housing projects with a total construction value of $46 million currently are underway in Spokane and will be completed within the next two years.
Hope House, operated by Volunteers of America Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho, is nearly complete. The $15 million, four-story shelter and low-income housing facility is located at 1301 W. Third, a site formerly occupied by Linnie’s Thai Cuisine restaurant. It’s about 12 blocks west of the former Hope House location, a smaller building near the intersection of West Third Avenue and South Browne Street.
Fawn Schott, president and CEO of Volunteers of America Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho, says the new Hope House will offer 100 emergency shelter beds and 60 studio apartment units. The shelter beds will occupy most of the ground floor, while income-based studio units will occupy about 11,000 square feet on the second through fourth floors.
Architecture All Forms Corp., of Spokane, designed the new Hope House. Inland Construction & Development Co., also of Spokane, is the contractor on the project. Construction began in spring 2020.
Schott says the project is in the final stages. A grand opening celebration is planned for April 26.
The project was funded through grants, legislative allocation, and donations, Schott says.
On the east side of town, the organization plans to construct an $11 million new facility for its Crosswalk Youth Shelter at 3002 E. Mission, about a block east of Chief Garry Park and two blocks southwest of Spokane Community College.
The three-story, 45,200-square-foot building located on about 1.4 acres of land will offer 36 shelter beds to homeless youth.
Schott says the first floor will be occupied by shelter beds for 13- to 17-year-olds. The second floor will feature single-occupancy rooms for those age 16 to 20.
“Those are designated for young people who are in an education program and who need a little more stability,” Schott says.
Architecture All Forms is designing the project. Schott says a contractor hasn’t been selected yet.
Construction will likely begin in spring 2022 and be completed in 2023, she says.
Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington is planning a $20 million, 72-unit permanent supportive housing multifamily complex to be named Gonzaga Family Haven, at 2821 N. Nevada, on the northeast corner of North Foothills Drive and Hamilton Street, near Gonzaga Preparatory School.
Jonathan Mallahan, vice president of housing for Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington, says work on the 80,400-square-foot complex started in December.
“We had a couple of delays in pouring the foundations due to really cold weather,” Mallahan says. “But that didn’t delay our completion date at all.”
The project is expected to be completed in December, he says.
Spokane-based architect olsonprojects pllc is designing Gonzaga Family Haven. Inland Construction & Development is the contractor on the project.
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