The Dirt: A $22 million residential, retail development could be coming to downtown Spokane

Sunday, November 15, 2020

(As reported in The Spokesman-Review by Amy Edelen)

A residential and commercial development could be coming to the former Umpqua Bank site in downtown Spokane.

Seattle-based architecture and design firm GGLO filed a preliminary application with the city to potentially build the six-story, 129,000-square-foot mixed-use development on two parcels of land at 206 and 214 W. Riverside Ave.

The 214 Riverside project – to which it’s referred in the application – will have 139 one- and two-bedroom units, 63 parking spaces and 1,250 square feet of lobby and amenity space. The construction cost is an estimated $22 million, according to documents filed with the city.

The 214 Riverside project will be required to undergo an environmental review with the Washington State Department of Ecology. A water study by the city of Spokane Water Department will also be required prior to construction to ensure design standards are met and how the development would affect the city’s water system, according to city documents.

Spokane Riverside Partners LLC, whose principal is Kevin Edwards, associate of Spokane-based commercial real estate company Hawkins Edwards Inc., purchased the two parcels of land on Riverside for $1.4 million in 2019, according to the Spokane County Assessor’s Office.