Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

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The Final Yard: Last commercial developments in Kendall Yards envisioned

In Kendall Yards, three new commercial projects are under consideration in the last chunk of undeveloped land in the business district. At present, just 25% of land within the 20-acre commercial district remains undeveloped, says Jim Frank...

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Projected real estate dip could reduce agent numbers

Real estate experts and market observers here predict an impending economic downturn will have a winnowing effect on the industry’s workforce, though Spokane’s popularity as a target for in-migration could slow the effects of a downturn on the local ...

Around Town

Spokane Northwest Center, a Renton, Washington-based nonprofit, has leased 11,100 square feet of office and warehouse space at the International Gateway Center, at 10102 E. Knox, Ste. 100, in Spokane Valley, where the company is opening a new office. ...

24-unit apartment project gets nod in Spokane Valley

The city of Spokane Valley has approved a building permit for a new $4.6 million, 24-unit apartment structure dubbed Splashdown Apartments to be constructed at 1624 N. Bowdish, in Spokane Valley. ...

Spokane bucks small business rent-delinquency trend

Commercial real estate industry experts in Spokane say that although a rise in commercial rent delinquencies is being reported across the country, Lilac City’s small businesses have proven resilient, bucking national trends. ...

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Apartments planned at Sunset Hill restaurant site

The Fiesta Charra restaurant, located on Sunset Hill in west Spokane, is being demolished and replaced with a three-story apartment building. Rustle Project LLC, the company behind the Rustle Apartments project, is governed by Mike Schneider...

Fire damaged warehouse scheduled for demolition

The fire-damaged, 30,000-square-foot former S&P Meats warehouse in East Spokane is being demolished. ...

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Railway Storage to add four buildings in Spokane Valley

Railway Storage LLC has started work on the construction of four new buildings and paved outside parking at its facility at 4210 N. Progress Road, in Spokane Valley, says co-owner Mike Thew. According to permit information on file with the city of ...

Medical office spaces to undergo upgrades

Interior remodel projects are underway or planned at two medical buildings with work valued at a combined $110,000, according to information in separate permit applications submitted to the city of Spokane....

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Misery Index regains relevance

Fifty years ago, the U.S. economy was facing a combination of high inflation and unemployment, which brought about the creation of the misery index. Used to help measure general economic distress felt by the average citizen, the misery index originally ...

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