Spokane Journal of Business

North Side development with 186 homes planned

Greenstone Corp. proposes residential, industrial uses on nearly 44 acres in city

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Greenstone Corp., a Spokane-based development company, is seeking permission from the city of Spokane to develop a nearly 44-acre planned-unit development on the North Side that would include 186 single-family homes and 11 industrial lots.


The proposed development would be located roughly between Napa and Perry streets and Bruce and Devoe avenues, just a few blocks northeast of the intersection of Nevada and Francis. The entire property currently is zoned for light-industrial and commercial uses, says Andrew Worlock, a city planner.


Greenstone has asked the city of Spokane to change the zoning to allow residential and office uses on about 35 acres of the northern portion of the property, where the company wants to develop home sites. The average size of the residential lots would be about 6,000 square feet, and the homes on them would be marketed to middle-income, entry-level homebuyers, Worlock says.


Homes in the development likely would be priced at between $100,000 and $140,000, says Cathy Ramm, of Ramm Associates Inc., which is handling the zoning application for Greenstone. The development also would include a neighborhood park, she says.


The developments industrial lots would be located across the southern 8.5 acres of the property, and would front on Bruce, the citys Worlock says. The propertys zoning requires that industrial buildings be set back from streets and be screened by landscaping, but the developer can set stricter requirements for the types of uses that would be acceptable, he says.


Ramm says covenants likely would be put in place to restrict what types of industrial and commercial projects would be allowed in the development so the businesses that are developed along Bruce would be compatible with the residential neighborhood Greenstone wants to develop.


Greenstones zone-change, and planned-unit development applications, along with an application for a preliminary plat, all were heard by the citys hearing examiner on Tuesday, July 11. A written decision is expected in about three weeks.

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