Urban living — New condos and apartments rise up around Washington

The Fairhaven Tower is expected to open summer 2019.
written by Sheila G. Miller

Urban living is coming to a city near you in 2019.

In Bellingham, the Fairhaven Tower is expected to open this summer. According to The Bellingham Herald, the five-story building will be built on a prominent corner in the Fairhaven District that once housed a gas station, and the building will have thirty-five apartments and a fifth floor with penthouse homes. The Fairhaven Tower is designed to look similar to a historic building, the Fairhaven Hotel, that was previously on the site.

Richland is also on its way to having more apartment space. Park Place, a 104-unit apartment complex, is slated to break ground soon near Howard Amon Park and the Columbia River. The project will replace a long-time eye sore in the community, commonly called The Pit, along George Washington Way. The 106-unit project will have underground parking, ground-level retail and apartments in the Tri-Cities’ first mid-rise complex, according to the Tri-City Herald.

And up in Spokane, a long-awaited project may just get underway soon. 1400 Tower, on West Riverside Avenue, is expected to be a fourteen-story condo tower with fifty-five high-end condominiums all tucked into downtown. The only problem? The project still hasn’t broken ground, meaning its 2019 opening date is now a big TBD. That said, when complete, the project will remake the Spokane skyline. 

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