Spokane Journal of Business

$12 million medical office building eyed on lower South Hill

Plans call for six-story structure, multilevel garage

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A $12 million medical and professional office complex envisioned at the base of Spokane’s lower South Hill is in the early planning stages.

Baker Construction & Development Inc., of Spokane, recently submitted a predevelopment application to start the city’s planning process for the project planned at 307 W. Fourth.

The plans say the project will include a six-story, 68,000-square-foot building on a vacant, 1-acre site at the southwest corner of Fourth Avenue and Bernard Street, just south of Interstate 90.

The project also will include a five-level parking structure fronting Bernard and Fifth Avenue on the south side of the planned building, the application says. A preliminary site plan shows the parking structure will have about 350 parking stalls.

Ed Hatcher, a project manager for Baker Construction, declines to identify the groups planning to develop and occupy the building.

“We have a couple of doctors groups, and we’re trying to find if more groups are interested,” Hatcher says.

Spokane County Assessor’s records show the property owner as GVD Commercial Properties Inc., the Spokane real estate development company headed by Jerry Dicker.

A GVD representative couldn’t be reached immediately for comment.

Hatcher says Baker Construction hopes to begin work on the project this year.

Hatcher says Baker Construction initially filed a predevelopment application with plans to construct a medical professional building at 960 E. Third, where the Daybreak Youth Services administrative offices are located, but that site didn’t work out.

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Deputy Editor Mike McLean has worked his entire journalism career in the Inland Northwest. Mike, who also lives to reel in fish and crank up music, has worked for the Journal since 2006.

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