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  Convenience Store and Car Wash

Convenience Store and Car WashArchitect

Haines Architectural Services
336 South Sherman Street, Spokane, WA 99202

General Description

Location: Airway Heights, Washington
Date Bid: July 2006
Construction Period: Sep 2006 to Apr 2007
Total Square Feet: 5,750 Site: 1.1 acres.
Number of Buildings: Two.
Building Size: Car wash, 1,130; first floor, 4,030; second floor, 590; total, 5,750 square feet.
Building Height: Car wash, 19’; convenience store first floor, 22’; second floor, 11’8”.
Basic Construction Type: New/Wood frame.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: CMU, brick. Roof: Metal, membrane.
Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Wood stud drywall, metal stud drywall.

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: Structural Systems Design - South 104 Freya, #103A Red, Spokane, WA 99202
General Contractor: Waynco Construction - 10213 East Buckeye Lane, Spokane Valley, WA 99206
Civil Engineer: Metro Engineering, Inc. - 3929 East Boone, Spokane, WA 99202
Landscape Architect: Sherry, Pratt, Van Voorhis, P. S. - 621 West Mallon, Spokane, WA 99201

This new commercial development is located at a prominent intersection of two major arterials and adjacent to other new developments that include a major casino and a shopping center
development. The owner wanted to create a visual image that would compete with other area businesses to attract customers.

The project consists of three structures: a convenience store, which includes a small restaurant space, a carwash and a fuel island with a canopy. The convenience store building also includes a partial second floor that contains offices for the owner's regional operations.

Brick veneer was selected as the primary exterior finish material to visually connect both buildings. Brick was also used for its low maintenance and its quality look. Brick veneer and metal siding over a wood frame structure provided the "upscale" look the owner was looking for but was also economical.

The convenience store used a large glass storefront exterior that provided a highly visible and well-lighted customer area. Customers can watch their car move through the automated carwash through windows on one side of the carwash.

The completed project has met the owner's expectations with the desired visual impact and it has been a financial success. 


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