Work at the proposed Mount Spokane Plaza in the Mead area could start up again soon.
Lincoln Partners LLC, a Spokane company formed by Spokane developer Joe Stanek and his family, has received building permits to construct two retail buildings with a total of 16,000 square feet of floor space at the planned site of the 144,000-square-foot retail center.
The company originally had planned to break ground last spring on the first structures at Mount Spokane Plaza, which is to be located at the northwest corner of U.S. 2 and Mount Spokane Park Drive. Lincoln Partners had completed some of the site work for the project, but work halted when Albertsons Inc., of Boise, put off construction of a 57,000-square-foot supermarket there. Two other planned occupants of the center, Washington Trust Bank and Altons Tire Center, then also put off plans to build on retail pads.
Stanek couldnt be reached for comment, so its unclear when Lincoln Partners will move forward with development of the center. The two buildings for which it has obtained permits would be built on each side of the proposed Albertsons site and are designed to include spaces for up to six tenants each.
County records show the combined value of the two structures to be about $600,000.
Albertsons doesnt currently have a building permit for its store there. The county issued the supermarket chain a permit in January of 2000, but that permit since has expired and Albertsons hasnt applied for another one.
Albertsons says the store planned for the center still is on hold.
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