Campbell & Bissell PLLC, a Spokane law firm specializing in construction law, has moved to the historic Corbet-Aspray House on the lower South Hill, and renovations are under way to restore the structure and convert it to a multitenant office building, says Richard Campbell, firm co-founder and principal.
The Corbet-Aspray House, at 820 W. Seventh, has three stories and a basement level, with a combined total of 8,200 square feet of floor space, Campbell says.
Campbell & Bissell occupies the first and second floors of the structure, having moved there recently from leased quarters in the Symons Block, at 7 S. Howard. The structure, which is listed on the national and Spokane historic registers, is undergoing repairs and improvements, he says.
"Just to move in now, we rewired and updated the electrical system. The hardwood floors are refinished, and we gutted the basement and put in a drain system," Campbell says, adding, "Over time, there are a lot of things we want to restore to their original condition."
Campbell declines to disclose costs for restoring and improving the structure. Spokane County Assessor's Office records show that Cambiss Ventures LLC, headed by Campbell and fellow law firm co-founder and principal Michael Bissell, bought the property last month for $450,000. Kevin Edwards, an agent with Spokane commercial real estate brokerage Hawkins Edwards Inc., handled the purchase.
Campbell & Bissell has five attorneys and a support staff of two people. Campbell says the firm's new home provides room for it to grow.
The Corbet-Aspray House was designed and built in 1908 by renowned architect Kirtland K. Cutter, whose numerous historic designs include the Davenport Hotel in downtown Spokane and Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park.
The mansion is named for original owners James and Ruth Corbet, and later owners Dr. Melvin and Grace Aspray. James Corbet was a Spokane mortgage banker, and Melvin Aspray was one of Spokane's first physicians to specialize in radiology.
Government & Industry
Spokane County has bought for $1.9 million the 27,000-square-foot former Shumate Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealership building at 6815 E. Trent and plans to convert it into a regional animal-control facility. Bill Tibbits, of Cornerstone Property Advisors LLC, negotiated the transaction.
Lundeen Simonson Inc., a Spokane-based concretefinishing concern, has bought a 2,600-square-foot, single-story building at 3605 E. Crown, and plans to move its Spokane office there from leased space at 5419 N. Julia. Darren Slackman, of NAI Black, handled the transaction.
Faith & Counseling
ChangePoint Fellowship, a Spokane Valley-based Christian ministry, has leased 4,700 square feet of floor space in the Eagle Pointe Plaza, at 14415 E. Sprague, and plans to move its services and operations there from rental space in the CenterPlace Regional Event Center, at 2426 N. Discovery Place. Earl Engle and Mike King, both of NAI Black, handled the lease.
Hope Fellowship International, a Spokane-based Christian ministry, has leased 5,400 square feet of space at 528 S. Cannon and has moved there from rented space at the Quality Inn, at 110 E. Fourth. Matthew Byrd, of Cornerstone Property Advisors LLC, and Gary Kuster, of Windermere Commercial, handled the transaction.
Partners With Families & Children, a family counseling service, has leased 4,500 square feet of space at 1321 W. Broadway and plans to move there in May from leased space at 613 S. Washington. Matthew Byrd, of Cornerstone Property Advisors LLC, handled the lease.
Fitness & Training
Fitness Factory Inc., a new gym doing business as Boxfit-Spokane, has leased 6,200 square feet of floor space at 3117 N. Division. Don Jamieson and James S. Black III, both of NAI Black, handled the transaction.
A Personal Fit LLC, a Spokane Valley fitness training concern, has leased 1,300 square feet of floor space in the Mullan Center, at 1300 N. Mullan, and has moved there from 11415 E. Trent. Mike King and Kevin Guthrie, both of NAI Black, handled the transaction.
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