In Liberty Lake’s River District, Greenstone Corp., a Liberty Lake-based development company, is constructing a mixed-use town center called the NoLL.
The full development is estimated to cost between $50 million and $75 million, says Jim Frank, Greenstone CEO. NoLL stands for North Liberty Lake.
Frank says the NoLL’s initial 20,000-square-foot building is occupied by New Love Coffee LLC, an information and welcome center, Greenstone’s own design center, a restaurant, a barber shop, and an eyelash retail and training store.
Foundations have been laid for four other buildings in the development, including a 2,500-square-foot dental office and a 12,000-square-foot mixed-use building with ground-floor retail space with residential units above.
Greenstone Corp. is acting as its own contractor on the town center development. Shoesmith Cox Architects PLLC, in Seattle, created the original building designs for the NoLL as part of the River District master plan.
The NoLL is located on about 20 acres of land immediately west of North Harvard Road, in Liberty Lake. The site is just south of the Harvard Road Trailhead on the Centennial Trail, which is south of the Spokane River and north of Interstate 90.
The NoLL town center will have between 15 and 20 buildings once complete. The buildings will range in size from 1,000 square feet for a single-story retail building to 30,000 square feet for a three-story mixed-use building.
“There will be a mixture of building sizes. Some of the buildings will be single-story ground floor retail buildings that will tend to be smaller,” Frank says. “Some of the buildings are going to be two and three stories with residential above retail.”
Frank says improvements to the NoLL area’s sidewalks, landscaping, and street frontage were on hold during the winter and will continue this spring.
“This isn’t like we’re building a normal mall or strip center or something where you know exactly what’s going in, and you just go in and build it. This is going to get built in stages over a five-year period,” Frank says. “We want it to have an organic feel to it, like it was developed over time—like most small-town centers are, like in Colville and Colfax.”
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