Kootenai County has bought the former Daughters of Rebekah/Independent Order of Odd Fellows lodge building at 200 E. Railroad, in Post Falls, where it plans to expand a Division of Motor Vehicles office, says Shawn Riley, the county buildings and grounds supervisor.
The newly acquired, 4,400-square-foot single-story structure, most commonly referred to as the Odd Fellows building, will have seven DMV work stations and offices occupying 3,000 square feet, Riley says.
The county’s Post Falls DMV office currently occupies about 1,500 square feet of leased space in a neighboring building, at 120 E. Railroad, where it has five work stations.
“The DMV will have twice the space,” Riley says of the Odd Fellows planned move. That doesn’t count 1,400 square feet of remaining space that the county will use for meeting and training facilities.
The county plans to open the new office location late this year or early next.
“Our reasoning behind this is that the Post Falls office accounts for 48 percent of the Kootenai County’s DMV workload,” he says of the purchase. “We’re working with the city of Post Falls to offer more parking in the future.”
Riley says the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office plans to open a satellite office for its driver’s license bureau in the space that the DMV will vacate.
The driver’s license bureau currently has one office located in the county’s administration building in Coeur d’Alene.
“Our hope is to open up a satellite office in Post Falls and split demand, ultimately freeing up parking downtown (in Coeur d’Alene) and offering better customer service,” he says.
The sheriff’s office will hire two additional employees, and the assessor’s office will add one or two employees due to the building acquisition and service expansions, Riley says.
Kootenai County paid $410,000 for the Odd Fellows building, he says.
Coeur d’Alene real estate brokers Craig Hunter and Rob Kannapien, both of Coldwell Banker Commercial Schneidmiller Realty, handled the transaction.
Retail & Restaurant
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Multifamily & Investment
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Heath Family Trust, of Spokane, has bought as an investment a 14-unit Grand Boulevard Apartments complex at 3414 S. Grand Blvd. Ryan Towner and Dallas Lightner, both of NAI Black, and Carlos Herrera, of SDS Realty Inc., negotiated the transaction.
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