A $9.5 million commercial center to be anchored by a Bush Car Wash is being planned near the Pacific Northwest Technology Park, on the West Plains, according to a predevelopment application submitted to the city of Spokane.
The project applicant, Nathan Machiela, of Kennewick, Wash.-based Knutzen Engineering, says he’s met with city planners and doesn’t foresee any unusual obstacles for the development. A traffic study still needs to be conducted for the site.
The 4.5-acre development site, just east of the Hilton Garden Inn hotel, is bordered by U.S. 2 on its north side and Hilton Avenue on its south side. The land is owned by Bush Living Trust, of Kennewick, which is an affiliate of the family-owned Bush Car Wash chain, also based in Kennewick. State tax records show Bush Family Trust bought the property in October for $450,000.
A preliminary site plan shows four other buildings in addition to the car wash, including a 13,400-square-foot retail building, a 9,900-square-foot office building, a 3,600 square-foot restaurant building, and a 500-square-foot drive-through coffee shop.
The center will be a multiphase development with the car wash and coffee shop to be constructed in the first phase, Machiela says. The predevelopment application indicates the coffee shop will be affiliated with the Tri-Cities-based Roasters Coffee chain.
Tenants for the other three buildings have yet to be secured, Machiela says.
Baker Construction & Development Inc., of Spokane, will be the contractor for the development, and Wave Design Group LLC, of Kennewick, is the project architect, he says.
Construction is expected to begin in summer 2020. The duration of construction hasn’t been determined, and the size of the buildings are subject to change to suit tenants, Machiela says.
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