Spokane Journal of Business

Harley Douglass buys Deer Park lots

Spokane builder has begun erecting two model homes near golf and country club

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Spokane home builder Harley Douglass has bought 45 residential lots near the Deer Park Golf & Country Club in Deer Park, 15 miles north of Spokane, and has begun building two model homes on adjacent lots there.

The lots that he has purchased are located east of the 7-year-old, 18-hole golf course, adjacent to other lots that front on the course, says Gene Allen, a real estate agent with Deer Park Properties LLC, which is marketing the lots.

A total of about 70 homes and eight condominium units have been developed so far on lots around the golf course.

Allen says Douglass company, Harley C. Douglass Inc., will erect all of the homes in the 45-lot addition. Homes there probably will range in price from about $130,000 to $180,000, including the lots and front and back landscaping, he says. The lots average about 10,400 square feet in size, and some of them will be located on a culdesac, he says.

The installation of infrastructure improvements, such as water, sewer, electricity, natural gas, and sidewalks, is expected to get under way there shortly, Allen says.

Quantum Group Inc., of Seattle, announced the Deer Park Golf & Country Club project in 1990 and began developing it about three years later. As originally envisioned, it was to include more than 500 houses and also condominiums, a recreational-vehicle park, a hotel, and some commercial development.

However, the residential portion of the project got off to a slow start, picking up some momentum around the time the golf course opened, and the hotel and commercial developments havent materialized.

Warren Development Inc., of Chehalis, Wash., whose owner had been one of the investors in the project through Quantum Group, bought out the other investors and became sole owner of the project in early 1995.

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