An unidentified group of Spokane developers has bought a long-standing, 64-acre West Plains farm around which major industrial developments have sprouted in recent years.
The land, which previously was owned by Adams Family Farm LLC, is located near the northwest corner of U.S. 2 and Flint Road, across the highway from Boeings West Plains manufacturing plant and just east of Airway Heights. It sold for $558,500.
For the sale, the property was divided into five equal-sized parcels. The group of investors bought three parcels as Flint 2 Properties LLC, and it bought the other two parcels as Big Sky Properties LLC, says Sam Campbell, owner of The Campbell Co. real estate agency and the agent who handled the transaction.
The same individuals are involved in each company, Campbell says, but he declines to disclose any of their names. Documents obtained from the Washington state Secretary of States office list local developer Dick Edwards as the registered agent for both companies. He couldnt be reached for comment by press time.
Campbell declines to disclose any anticipated uses for the properties, which are zoned I-2, or light industrial. That class of zoning allows a variety of commercial and light-industrial uses.
The Donald and Tirza Adams family and their descendants had owned the farm for about 80 years, says Howard Adams, one of the couples nine children. Adams Family Farm LLC is owned by him, five of his siblings, and the heirs of his three deceased siblings. Adams parents, Donald and Tirza Adams, originally founded the farm.
Adams says his family hadnt operated the farm for several years, opting instead to lease it out for farming purposes to other farmers, who grew wheat and barley on it.
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