Spokane Journal of Business

Apartments planned at Sunset Hill restaurant site

Rustle project to rise by midsummer 2023

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-—Trek Architecture
T.W. Clark Construction LLC is the general contractor on the Rustle Apartments project, which is being built on the former Fiesta Charra restaurant site.

The Fiesta Charra restaurant, located on Sunset Hill in west Spokane, is being demolished and replaced with a three-story apartment building.

Rustle Project LLC, the company behind the Rustle Apartments project, is governed by Mike Schneider, who is co-owner of Spokane Restaurant Equipment Inc., and 4 Degrees Real Estate co-owner Jordan Tampien.

Tampien says the location, northwest of the John A. Finch Arboretum, is attractive for its proximity to downtown Spokane and to Airway Heights via Sunset Highway.

Demolition of the Fiesta Charra restaurant, at 1520 S. Rustle, is underway, and construction of the 9,000-square-foot apartment building is expected to begin in early September, Tampien says.

Valued at $3 million, Rustle Apartments will have 36 apartment units, consisting of 10 one-bedroom units and 26 two-bedroom, two-bathroom units.

The contractor on the project, Spokane-based T.W. Clark Construction LLC, is scheduled to complete the project within nine months, Tampien says. Trek Architecture, of Spokane, designed the building, and the Spokane office of DCI Engineers is providing engineering services.

Tampien says parking for Rustle Apartments will be plentiful, with between 50 and 56 parking stalls.

Amenities will include a dog area, a community garden, and bicycle storage.

Rustle Project LLC also is building an apartment project at 720 W. Hastings, in the Fairwood area on Spokane’s North Side, Tampien says. Construction on the 22-unit project is expected to begin and be completed along the same timeline as the Rustle Apartments project. The project will be similar to the Rustle Apartments project and will have 44 parking stalls, Tampien says.

T.W. Clark is constructing the building, Trek Architecture designed it, and both DCI Engineers and Spokane-based Storhaug Engineering Inc. are providing engineering services.

Virginia Thomas
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Reporter Virginia Thomas has worked at the Journal since 2017 and covers the health care industry. As a reporter, she loves learning about Spokane's many growing industries. She enjoys traveling with her husband, snuggling with her cats, and cross stitching.

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