Playfair Commerce Park LLC, of Spokane, is taking the next step in the development of an industrial park at the site of the former horse racing track on the east side of Spokane, securing a building permit for another structure there, city documents show.
The approved permit is a $4.3 million, 63,750-square-foot warehouse shell that would be built west of the intersection of Ferry Avenue and Haven Street. The new structure will be located just north of the two-year-old Scafco Corp. headquarters and Scafco Steel Stud Manufacturing Co. buildings at 2800 E. Main.
Lawrence Stone, Scafco’s president and CEO, also heads Playfair Commerce Park. Stone bought 48 acres of the 63-acre former Playfair property for $2.1 million from the city of Spokane in 2010, while the city retained 15 acres on the west end of the property.
Though referred to in documents filed with the city and on the Playfair Commerce Park’s website as the Playfair 4 building, the planned structure would be built ahead of an envisioned Playfair 3 building on land just to the east. The permit application shows it as a single-story building with an interior height of 40 feet.
One other structure, referred to as Playfair 2, also currently is located on the commerce park site, and five nearby lots, ranging in size from 1.98 to 5.12 acres, are available for future development, the development’s website shows.
Playfair Commerce Park owns the property and is the developer of the project. Divcon Inc., of Spokane, is the contractor for the latest project. Divcon project manager Dustin Smith referred inquiries about the project to Wes Southwick, a project manager at Scafco, but Southwick couldn’t be reached immediately for comment.
Architectural Ven-tures, of Spokane Valley, is the project architect, while Eclipse Engineering Inc., also of Spokane, is the project engineer.
Early concepts of the overall Playfair Commerce Park development included a number of buildings totaling up to 800,000 square feet.
Lawrence B. Stone PPTY Construction LLC was the contractor on the Scafco headquarters and stud plant projects that were completed in 2013. Those projects included a $5.7 million, 113,600-square-foot manufacturing building and a connected $3.6 million, 24,000-square-foot, two-story office building.
Scafco Grain Systems, another subsidiary of Scafco Corp., is located at 5400 E. Broadway, in Spokane Valley.
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