C&L Development, a residential-development concern headed by longtime Spokane home builder Craig Condron, is eyeing development of a 247-lot residential subdivision on the West Plains.
Condron says the company tentatively has agreed to buy 70 acres that Granite Investments LLC, of Spokane, owns just east of Airway Heights. The transaction is contingent on whether Spokane County grants a zone-change request for the property, he says.
Granite Investments, which is headed by prominent Spokane developer Dick Vandervert, is seeking residential zoning for the property. It currently is zoned for general agricultural and light-industrial uses.
Condron says that if the zone change is approved and the land transaction is completed, he hopes to begin developing the new subdivision next spring. He currently envisions neighborhoods with homes that cost between $110,000 and $160,000.
It will be a first attempt at bringing quality, affordable housing into the Airway Heights area, Condron says. The employment warrants the development of housing in that area.
Large employers on the West Plains include Fairchild Air Force Base, the Airway Heights Corrections Center, Northern Quest Casino, and Boeing Co., although the future of Boeings Airway Heights plant is uncertain.
Condron also is president of Condron Construction Inc., which would build all of the homes in the proposed subdivision.
The development would be located in the northeast corner of a 140-acre block of vacant land that Granite Investments owns, which is at the northeast corner of U.S. 2 and Hayford Road. Condron says the subdivision wouldnt border either road, but could be reached from both roads.
Granite Investments previously disclosed plans for a 161,000-square-foot shopping center and a 653-unit apartment complex on that property. The shopping center, for which site work is under way, is slated to be built at the intersection of U.S. 2 and Hayford, and the apartment complex is to be located just north of there along Hayford.
The property is part of the large chunk of the West Plains that the city of Spokane has proposed annexing. The proposed annexation wouldnt affect the transaction, Condron says.
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