City plans to demolish part of Broadview Dairy | News
Change is coming to one of downtown Spokane's oldest buildings. The city parks board will vote next week on bids for a contractor to demolish half the old Broadview Dairy, located at Washington and Cataldo. But, some of the building will stay and that building's historic designation is not in jeopardy.
The Broadview Dairy building was built in 1910 and was one of the city's first commercial dairies. 30 years or so later, the building was expanded to the west. The city bought that half of the building in 1999, but uses it primarily as storage.
As part of the Riverfront Park master plan, the section of building will come down to make room for either an entertainment or recreational spot.
The project manager says the city is sensitive to the historic nature of the building. The original side of the dairy is on the historic register. The city went through the process to see if their half of the building should be added to register, but it didn't qualify. That gives the city the green light to tear it down.
In order to preserve the historical integrity of the remaining building, the city plans to use the bricks salvaged from the demolishment to add to the west wall of the remaining building.
The Riverfront Park Committee will meet Monday to choose a contractor; the full park board will likely vote later in the week.