A large-scale student housing project at 940 N. Ruby Street in Spokane's University District is set to break ground next Tuesday. This project will provide housing for more than 213 students attending Gonzaga University and other universities in the area who seek the convenience of next-to-campus living. Construction is set to be completed in July 2016 and the building will be ready for occupancy in the fall of 2016, just in time for fall term.
The project owners, Larry Simon and David Schneider have formed 940 Ruby, LLC to develop the project. The architect is Jay S. Crawford, AIA, a California-based firm, and the contractor is Baker Construction of Spokane. Umpqua Bank is the project's lender. The property is managed by Black Realty Management Inc.
Located along the west edge of the Gonzaga University campus, the six-story building will provide 61 apartment suites comprised of 3 and 4 bedroom layouts for a total of 213 rooms available to rent. It will total 79,455 square feet of livable space. The apartments are geared toward undergraduate and graduate students who seek the amenities and benefits a property of this caliber will offer.