The Dirt: Millennium on Monroe residential mixed-use development moving forward; Portland company mulls plans for Spokane food truck pod

<p><p>Developers are moving forward with a new residential mixed-use project on Monroe Street.</p></p><p><p>Millennium Monroe LLC, whose principal is Antony Chiang, recently filed a building permit application with the city to build the Millennium on Monroe apartments on vacant land at 2002 N. Monroe St.</p></p><p><p>The project will be built in phases, with the first to include a four-story, 40,700-square-foot mixed-use building with more than 40 apartments and 3,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor.</p></p><p><p>The permit valuation is $7.5 million, according to the application.</p></p><p><p>The second phase would include a three-story, 16,950-square-foot building with 24 units, according to an environmental review for the project.</p></p><p><p>Chiang is founder of Millennium Northwest LLC, a real estate development firm that aims to develop hundreds of multifamily units in up-and-coming walking districts. Chiang’s other projects include the Millennium Apartments in Kendall Yards.</p></p><p><p>Spokane-based Bernardo|Wills Architects is designing the Millennium on Monroe project. Spokane Valley-based T.W. Clark Construction is the project contractor.</p></p><p><h3>Portland firm plans would create food truck pod</h3></p><p><p>A Portland, Oregon-based company is meeting with the city to discuss plans for Spokane’s “first contemporary food truck pod.”</p></p><p><p>QOZ LLC, whose principal is Shelda Holmes, filed a pre-development application with the city to potentially build a “family-friendly communal eating and entertainment space with a variety of dining options.”</p></p><p><p>Holmes indicated in the application that a site for the development has not yet been selected, but she’s searching for land in qualified Opportunity Zones – possibly in the University District.</p></p><p><p>Site plans show a rectangular site surrounded by 14 spaces for food trucks, a commissary and restrooms along with walkways leading to a center cocktail bar and grassy areas with what appear to be picnic tables.</p></p><p><p>Work is estimated to cost $800,000 and would include building utilities, foundation pads and landscaping, according to the application.</p></p><p><h3>Sign company owners plan commercial park</h3></p><p><p>The owners of Baldwin Sign Co. are planning a new commercial park in northeast Spokane, according to an environmental review filed with the state Department of Ecology.</p></p><p><p>JNW Properties LLC, whose principals are Jon and Nicol Whipple, filed an environmental review with the Ecology Department to build the Rosewood Commercial Park, which will consist of two, 18,000-square-foot warehouses at 1607 E. Rosewood Ave.</p></p><p><p>The site is adjacent to Baldwin Sign Co. at 6409 N. Pittsburg St. Baldwin Sign will remain as part of the development, while a 7,800-square-foot warehouse at 6405 N. Pittsburg St. and a vacant single-family structure will be removed to make way for the commercial park.</p></p><p><p>About 50 people will work at the commercial park, according to the environmental review.</p></p><p><h3>Townhome development coming to Perry District</h3></p><p><p>NARP LLC, whose principal is Ross Clevenger, filed a pre-development application with the city to build a four-unit townhome development at 1207 E. Newark Ave. in the Perry District.</p></p><p><p>Site plans show the two-story townhomes would each span about 1,000 square feet and have a 214-square-foot garage.</p></p><p><p>The project’s estimated cost is $400,000, according to the application.</p></p><p><p>Construction is slated to begin in summer 2022.</p></p>