NORTHWEST NEIGHBORHOOD - If The Abbey wasn't quite your location or your thing the Ashplace Cottages just might do the trick. Located across the street from Drumheller Springs on the bluff overlooking the city, this is some smart infill and quite possibly the first of it's kind in Spokane.
Ashplace Cottages (floorplans and sample house above) will sport nine units on just over an acre of land. Each unit will have it's own private landscaped area, front on a shared open space, and will be no bigger than 1,000 sqf. per the zoning code that encourages this type of infill. A key element is that parking is also centralized and deemphasized from the individual homes which are meant to reflect the existing neighborhood design. The focus of the project is to offer decreased square footage for higher-quality finishes thereby keeping the costs down. The units will go for around $169K and include two beds and two baths. Building is expected to begin in March and three of the homes should be done by mid-to-late summer.
Long a popular infill option in Seattle and Portland, it's nice to see some innovative (and attainable) housing starting to hit the market in Spokane.