Spokane Journal of Business

Next phase of expansion starts at Bella Tess apartment complex

Addition to bring total number of units to 600

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The city of Spokane Valley has issued permits for the $18.7 million third phase of the Bella Tess apartments.

When complete, the project will add 156 living units in five, three-story buildings to the multifamily complex, building permit application information shows.

A representative of the project couldn’t be reached immediately for comment.

The project includes three 24-unit buildings, one 48-unit building, and one 36-unit building, which altogether total 165,600 square feet, plans show.

The project site is at 16624 E. Mission Parkway, just west of the existing Bella Tess apartments, at 17016 E. Indiana Parkway, east of the Spokane Valley Mall.

Bella Tess LLC, of Spokane Valley, is listed on the permit as the project owner. The company is headed by Dennis Crapo, who owns Diamond Rock Construction Inc., of Spokane Valley. Diamond Rock is listed as the contractor of the project, which was designed by Bernardo|Wills Architects PC, of Spokane.

Bella Tess’ website states apartments range from 540-square-foot studio units to 1,300-square-foot three-bedroom units and have monthly rents ranging from $925 to $1,645 a month.

Also included in the project are two garage structures at 600 square feet and 800 square feet, respectively.

Diamond Rock and Bernardo|Wills were also the construction and design team for the first and second phases of Bella Tess.

Construction on the Bella Tess apartments began in 2016 with the first phase, a $17.5 million, 252-unit project that included a 4,400-square-foot clubhouse. That phase was completed in 2017.

The second phase added 192 units with an estimated construction value of $20.3 million. That phase wrapped up in 2018.

With the third phase, total units at Bella Tess will come to 600, making it one of the largest apartment complexes in Spokane Valley. In total, the construction value of the three-phase complex comes to about $56.5 million.

Natasha Nellis
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Reporter Natasha Nellis joined the Journal in May 2018 and covers real estate and construction. Natasha is an avid reader and loves taking photos, traveling, and learning new languages.

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