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Cd’A approves building permits for $20 million tower

Downtown project to have 60 living units

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One Lakeside LLC's envisioned Coeur d'Alene tower would include 15 stories and 60 living units.

The city of Coeur d’Alene has issued building permits to an Aspen, Colo.-based real estate development concern that give it the go-ahead to construct a $20 million, 15-story high-rise.

The development company, One Lakeside LLC, which owns the 20,000-square-foot lot at the northwest corner of First Street and Lakeside Avenue, near the west edge of downtown Coeur d’Alene, is a subsidiary of prominent Aspen-based developer Austin Lawrence Partners LLC.

Greg Hills, founder and president of Austin Lawrence Partners, couldn’t be reached immediately for comment.

Hills earlier had told the Journal that the mixed-use project, as envisioned, would include 60 luxury apartment units with one, two, and three bedrooms and living space ranging from 750 to 3,400 square feet. He also has said the project design includes ground floor commercial space in hopes of attracting a restaurant on the street level of the building.

Austin Laurence Partners’ website says the residential aspects of the project will include high-end finishes and appliances, a rooftop outdoor pool, and an exercise facility. The building also will include a private entry, parking and storage for residents.

Salt Lake City-based UPA Resort Construction Group is the contractor on the project, and Denver-based Oz Architecture designed it.

North Idaho subcontractors on the design team include Welch Comer & Associates Inc., a Coeur d’Alene civil engineering and survey company; Coeur d’Alene-based Trindera Engineering Inc., designing electrical and lighting systems; and Hayden-based AllWest Testing & Engineering LLC, providing geotechnical services.

At 15 stories, the 170,000-square-foot building would be the third tallest building in the Coeur d’Alene skyline, trailing the 20-story, mixed-use Parkside Tower on the east end of downtown and the 18-story Coeur d’Alene Resort hotel on the Coeur d’Alene waterfront.

To make room for construction, One Lakeside plans to raze a two-story apartment building that occupies the project site. The building, known as the Mudge building or the Beutler building, is vacant and surrounded by construction fencing. One Lakeside hasn’t obtained a demolition permit yet, says Cori Wood, of the Coeur d’Alene building department.

Austin Lawrence Partners specializes in acquiring and redeveloping commercial, multiresidential, and historic properties.

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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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