Gated Waterfront Coming to Riverstone’s Bellerive

Mahogany Lane: Eleven lots will include accessory dwelling units allowing income generation or in-law/caretaker suites. Previously owned by Spokane developer Lanzce Douglass, the development is being undertaken by local businessman and Bellerive resident Rob Bloem. The seemingly small project is a quite complex as it involves land swaps with the Bellerive Homeowners Association, Ignite CdA, the City of CdA, the Trail foundation. A few dozen conditions were placed on the project by the planning department. It sailed through the planning commission review regardless of some opposition.

Opponents object to the proximity of the homes to the river and the break in continuity of public access to the river. Proponents cheer the realignment of the Centennial Trail at Beebe Blvd and look forward to the mixed-use building adjacent to the trail which may house a café and/or watering hole for weary riders. 

Bloem, who owns Stancraft Boats among other related businesses employing 150+ people, has apparently propped up a new high-end company called Stancraft Construction which will likely build the homes. Perhaps the most visible project of Stancraft Construction is the Nest at Lakeside, covered here. See below for this project’s location, site plans, elevation rendering, and three renderings of the planned mixed-use commercial building.  

Rob Bloem, developer of Mahogany Lane and owner of Stancraft.

Prime Downtown Land Becomes $15 Million Property

The Nest on Lakeside. Five townhomes will cover half of the lot of the former J.C. White house which was recently transported to the base of Tubbs Hill to serve as the new North Idaho Museum. Property owner, Mark Launder, subdivided and sold the northern half of the lots to Allen Measom who is developing the the high end condos. Measom is a former CEO of Raptor Technologies, a software company based in Houston, TX. The builder is listed as Stancraft Construction whose logo is nearly identical to local conglomerate Stancraft Boat, Marine, and Aviation.

The five condos, rendered below, feature 3 beds, 5 baths, 3,500 Square Feet of high-end living commanding a $2,950,000. The southern half of the property remains under the ownership of Mark Launder. Previous statement by Launder indicate a similar project could take place on the Sherman Ave side of the property. This would take the property from <$1Million assessment with the J.C. White house to nearly $30 Million assessment for the tax rolls. Proponents of the project say that urban renewal played a huge part with revitalization of McEuen Park, the library, the Iceplant condos, and The Lake Apartments.

Check out more on the Nest’s promotional website.

Getting Out the Vote

The heart of a city is her people. Inside the heart of the people: their faith. Three CdA churches replaced a movie theater, a car dealership, and a hardware store. Their leaders sat down to discuss all things faith and Coeur d’Alene–including getting out the vote. Enjoy this first clip where they weigh in on voting. Paul Van Noy from Candlelight Christian Fellowship, Raydeane and J.O. Owens from Heart of the City Church, and Aaron Richner from the Cause Church weigh in.

92 lot subdivision coming to CdA

A 20 acre lot southwest of Interstate 90 will finally be developed.

Developers who have ties to Monogram Homes and will be allowed to build up to eight units per acre have offered $500 per lot to the CdA school district in an attempt to mitigate the development’s impact on schools. Representatives did not indicate how many lots would be used for duplexes but have the right to solely develop the See map for location.