The Children's Choice, a Spokane pediatric dental practice, says it plans to develop a $2.7 million building at 9711 N. Nevada, and move its North Side clinic there.
Dr. Charles Toillion, a principal at the practice, says construction of the building will begin in March and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.
The new dental building will include about 10,200 square feet of floor space on the main floor and a 1,900-square-foot basement storage and mechanical area. The Children's Choice will be the only occupant of the building, which will be configured to include 18 treatment stations, a waiting room, and office space.
Bernardo Wills Architects PC, of Spokane, designed the project, and Silvey Construction Inc., of Spokane Valley, will be the general contractor. The development site is located on the west side of Nevada, a block north of Holland Avenue.
The Children's Choice north office has been located in 4,600 square feet of leased space in the Northpointe Office Building, at 605 E. Holland, since 2001, and currently has 11 treatment stations.
The practice, which was founded by Toillion's father, Dr. Bruce Toillion, 35 years ago, has five principals, all of whom are board-certified pediatric dentists who treat young patients from birth through adolescence, Toillion says. The other principals are his brother, Dr. David Toillion, and Drs. Andrew Garabedian and Christopher Herzog.
The practice also operates a clinic on the South Hill, at 418 E. 30th, and provides pediatric dental services at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital two days a week. Altogether, it employs about 35 people, Toillion says. The new building will give it room to increase its total staff by 30 percent to 40 percent, as needed, he says.
The project was financed through Spokane-based Washington Trust Bank and a U.S. Small Business Administration-backed loan arranged by the Northwest Business Development Association, of Spokane Valley, he says.
Toillion says the practice bought the 1-acre development lot on Nevada five years ago with the intent to develop its own building.
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