Volunteers of America Eastern Washington and North Idaho is planning a new Crosswalk youth shelter at 3002 E. Mission, according to a pre-development application on file with the city of Spokane.
The nonprofit currently operates the youth shelter below its administrative offices, at 525 W. Second, in addition to the Hope House Women’s Shelter, at 111 W. Third.
It is unclear if the nonprofit plans to vacate its current Second Avenue facilities.
A representative of the nonprofit couldn’t be reached immediately for comment.
Site plans show the project will include a three-story building that will host 18 youth shelter beds, an office, and space for amenities on the 21,200-square-foot first floor, 18 youth dormitories on the 12,000-square-foot second floor, and the VOA’s youth foster program and administrative offices on the 12,000-square-foot third floor.
In total, the building is planned to be just under 45,200 square feet.
No estimated cost is included in the planning documents.
The main floor is expected to include a kid’s quiet room, two 680-square-foot classrooms, a 1,500-square-foot dining and multipurpose room, laundry facilities, and a kitchen, site plans show.
It will be located on 1.4-acres of land a block east of Chief Garry Park. The nonprofit purchased the property in early December for $732,000, according to Spokane County Assessor’s Office records.
Plans also include a 300-square-foot covered dining area, a donation drop-off site, a 1,800-square-foot sports court on the southeastern end of the development, and landscaping with a lawn and garden.
A parking lot with 46 parking stalls will be located immediately west of the proposed facilities.
A stand-alone 6,300-square-foot medical clinic to be operated by the Community Health Association of Spokane also is noted in the plans. That project will be built under a separate permit, the application says. No permits had been filed for that portion of the development before the Journal’s press time.
The clinic and the proposed Crosswalk facility will be separated by a green wall, site plans show.
The VOA’s current Crosswalk building offers family reconciliation service, employment-readiness programs, job-placement assistance, independent living classes, and college scholarship opportunities, according to the organization’s website.
No contractor is indicated on the pre-development application for the Crosswalk project.
Architecture All Forms, of Spokane, is designing the project. The architecture firm also designed the VOA’s new 62,000-square-foot Hope House under construction at the former site of Linnie’s Thai Cuisine restaurant at 1301 W. Third.
The $15 million Hope House project will have 120 emergency shelter beds and 60 studio apartments when completed.
Spokane-based Inland Construction & Development Co. is the contractor on that project.
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