Spokane Journal of Business

Riverstone developer plans one last project in Coeur d’Alene urban village

CornerStone to include mix of condominiums, offices

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Work on the CornerStone project is expected to start later this month.

Longtime developer John Stone and partners Nikole Cummings and Ryan Martin are taking their last bow in the development of the Riverstone District with plans to build one final mixed-used building in the Coeur d’Alene urban village.

The four-story building will be located at the northwest corner of Riverstone Drive and Beebe Boulevard, on a triangular parcel of land across Beebe from Red Robin Gourmet Burgers & Brews. 

“It’s kind of the last lot that we have to develop in Riverstone that wasn’t already owned by someone,” says Cummings, of Riverstone Holdings LLC. “Before we hung up our hat on the project altogether, we wanted to do one last fun little building that was a little bit unique in Coeur d’Alene.”

Riverstone Holdings is the primary developer on the project and is marketing the condominiums. Cummings says Riverstone Holdings is bringing in other developers on the project as well, so the project will have a mix of owners.

A total of 15 living units are planned on the upper three levels of the 57,000-square-foot project, while the ground floor will be office space available for lease, says Cummings. Underground parking, with two parking stalls per unit for a total of 30 parking stalls for residents, is also included in the project, she adds. 

The condos will include a mix of two- and three-bedroom units on the second and third floors, while the fourth floor will house three penthouse units.

The two-bedroom units will have 1,400 square feet of living space, while the three-bedroom units will be between 1,600 and 1,800 square feet. The penthouse units will be between 2,500 and 3,000 square feet, she says.

Architects West Inc., of Coeur d’Alene, is designing the project, which will be built by Ginno Construction Co., also of Coeur d’Alene.

Information provided by Architects West says the residential units will include “spacious balconies, spectacular views, high-quality interiors, underground parking for owners, and easy, convenient access to everything Riverstone and Coeur d’Alene has to offer.”

Crews are slated to break ground on the project later this month, says Cummings. The project is expected to be completed in summer 2022.

Cummings notes that the timeline of the development is dependent on building material availability and how quickly the company can acquire the materials.

Cummings declines to disclose a total construction value of the project, dubbed the CornerStone, noting that the development company is currently receiving final bids for the project. That cost also will determine the price per square foot of the condominium units, she adds.

“Hopefully, we’ll have that homed in on by mid-June when we break ground,” she says, adding that the company is finalizing the design of the building.

For comparison, Ginno Construction completed a $6.5 million, three-story, eight-unit condominium project with underground parking in downtown Coeur d’Alene last year. Dubbed Seven27, that project is roughly half the size of the CornerStone project. 

Ground-floor office space specifications for CornerStone are still in the works, says Cummings. Spokane-based real estate management company Kiemle Hagood plans to purchase and lease the property’s office space, she adds.

The project has presented some challenges, she adds, noting that the triangular shape of the property is tricky to develop a square structure on.

CornerStone will be the first project with a residential component the team has developed since the Village at Riverstone condos were built in the mid-2000s.

“Our goal is to have the live, work, walk, and play sort of concept like we did with the Riverstone condos and the retail and the development as a whole,” contends Cummings. “We’re just hoping that the residents can enjoy the scenery that the Riverstone condo residents have and add fresh faces to the mix and more foot traffic for the retail.”

Stone began developing the 160-acre Riverstone development in the late 1990s. In total, the development is estimated to be valued at more than $350 million. The development contains about 40 restaurants and businesses, as well as three hotels and hundreds of condos and apartments. It celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2019.

In December 2020, about 93,000 square feet of the development was sold to Bellingham-based All Terr LLC.

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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