Lakes Highway District is planning a five-building complex on undeveloped land about six miles south of Silverwood Theme Park in North Idaho, according to permit application information on file with Kootenai County.
Development plans call for the construction of three buildings with a total of more than 35,500 square feet of space for administrative and maintenance purposes, plus two 8,800-square-foot storage structures.
Building permits show an estimated construction cost for the entire Lakes Highway District complex is $6.8 million.
Located at 17800 N. Highway 95, north of Hayden, the 8.5-acre property is split into two parcels by Garwood Road.
Three buildings will occupy 4.5 acres of land south of Garwood Road and the two additional storage structures will be located on about 4 acres of land north of Garwood. The entire property is situated east of and adjacent to U.S. Highway 95.
A representative of Lakes Highway District couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.
The property is designed by H2A Architects PA, of Coeur d’Alene, and Clearwater Summit Group Inc., of Spokane, is providing landscape design services. Welch Comer Engineers, of Coeur d’Alene, and BC Engineers Inc., of Hayden, are the civil and structural engineers, respectively.
A contractor has not been selected yet, according to permit data.
Construction of a 7,200-square-foot office and administration building is valued at $1.4 million. Site plans for the project show the interior of the administrative building will have six offices, supportive spaces, a reception and waiting area, meeting and conference rooms, and a basement.
A 19,400-square-foot maintenance building will have a large work floor area with three maintenance bays, and fuel and wash space. The structure also will have a smaller office area, and a 1,700-square-foot storage mezzanine. The maintenance structure is valued at $2.9 million.
The complex will have an 8,900-square-foot pole shed building, that will be used for storage and will have an additional small office space, according to site plans. The estimated construction value for the pole shed building is $859,200.
North of Garwood Road, the two 8,800-square-foot storage structures are valued at $1.5 million, permit information shows.
Lakes Highway District was established in 1971 as the consolidated effort of the Kootenai County Road Department and the individual highway districts of Belmont, Bench, Dalton, and Hayden Lake. Part of the consolidation included the formation of the Associated Highway Districts of Kootenai County, which has the goal to improve the secondary highway system in the county, according to the district’s website.
The district maintains about 580 miles of rural country roads.
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The Liberty Lake-based development company is designing and constructing the apartment complex, permit information shows. GLR Engineers PLLC, of Spokane, is providing engineering services.
The building is three stories and will have 31 units in a 10,000-square-foot footprint. Residential units will occupy about 23,100 square feet of space throughout the building. A 3,000-square-foot leasing office also will be located within the structure.
As previously reported in the Journal, Greenstone is building apartments, single-family homes, and commercial spaces in the Garden District community. About 30 of the single-family homes are anticipated to be completed by year-end.
•Take 5 Spokane, which does business as Take 5 Oil Change, has received building permit approval for the construction of a new 2,000-square-foot automotive oil change facility, at 807 N. Sullivan Road, in Spokane Valley, permit information on file with the city of Spokane Valley states.
Spokane-based Yost Gallagher Construction LLC is the general contractor of the project, which is valued at $800,000. Scott Ballard Architecture, of Spokane, is designing it, according to the permit application.
Real estate company 303 Bridge Street LLC, of Spokane, purchased the property for $119,000 in February 2020, according to tax information on file with the Washington state Department of Revenue.
The Sullivan Road development will be the second location in Spokane County for the oil change franchise company, which started building its first store here at 9205 N. Newport Highway, in North Spokane, last year.
At the time, the Journal reported that franchisee Jeffrey Gross agreed to develop five locations in the Spokane market, including two in Spokane Valley and another in North Spokane.
Take 5 Oil Change provides drive-thru oil change services at over 500 locations in 18 states, according to its website.
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