Swinerton was recently selected as Selkirk Development’s construction partner on their Papillon Towers Development Project. The Towers will reside in Spokane’s north bank neighborhood and will offer mixed-use space for everything from Class A office to residential, service retail, and restaurant space. Construction will begin in late spring of 2020.
The Papillon Towers total nearly 500,000 square feet. Papillon South will be a six-story mid-rise tower and Papillon North will be a 12- or 14-story tower—dependent on tenant interest—sitting atop a parking podium. Selkirk Development is designing the project with the future in mind; parking levels will be built flat so they can be converted to functional space if car ownership demands lessen.
Spokane is in a state of transformation, offering a high quality of life with an attractive cost of living, scenic beauty, recreational access, award-winning higher education schools and a diverse, growing industry. The Papillon Towers are designed to meet the rising tenant demand for modern spaces and amenities in the growing area.
The primary focus of the design was to develop connectivity between the towers and the outdoors, including a walkway to the Riverfront Park Promenade. The plan is to create a 360-degree view of Spokane for the towers’ tenants and blur the lines between the indoors and outdoors. Another way the design captures their vision is with a rooftop venue for Papillon North, which will incorporate an abundance of landscape and green features.