Springfield, Mo.-based O’Reilly Automotive Inc. plans to construct a new retail auto parts store in Spokane Valley, according to preliminary planning information on file with the city of Spokane Valley.
A representative at the company’s corporate office couldn’t be reached for comment.
O’Reilly Automotive, which does business as O’Reilly Auto Parts, recently bought a total of 2.5 acres of land in two real estate transactions involving adjacent parcels of land at 11321 and 11421 E. Sprague, at the northwest corner of Sprague Avenue and Bowdish Road.
Carl Guenzel and Erik Nelson, of the Spokane-based commercial real estate brokerage Kiemle & Hagood Co., and Bill Brooks, of Selkirk Real Estate LLC, of Spokane, handled both transactions.
A few active businesses, including Mike’s Old Fashioned Donuts LLC, occupy a portion of the site.
O’Reilly Automotive has filed pre-application information to start the city of Spokane Valley’s planning process for a 15,300-square-foot retail building envisioned at the site.
Luis Garcia, development services coordinator for the city of Spokane Valley, says efforts are underway to find a site for the doughnut shop to relocate, because the project as it’s currently envisioned would include demolishing structures at the site.
A representative of Anderson Engineering Inc., of Springfield, has met with the city on behalf of O’Reilly Automotive regarding the envisioned store, Garcia says.
He says he doesn’t know of a timeline for the project, but the pre-application, which begins the city’s planning process, is going smoothly.
“We’re thinking it’s going to be an expedited project,” he says.
The city hasn’t estimated a construction cost for the project yet. “That will be determined at the permit submittal when fees are assessed,” Garcia says.
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