The Dirt: Goodwill building large center in Post Falls

Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest is building a Post Falls facility for a thrift store and services. It will replace smaller quarters in that city.

Baker Construction & Development recently started the project at 4040 E. 16th Ave., at the corner of 16th and state Highway 41. With just under 24,000 square feet, the structure will hold space for retail, donation sorting and storage, and a Workforce and Family Services office. The services include a career center, job placement services and related support.

With an estimated project value of about $3 million, the building is expected to open next spring.

Goodwill currently leases a 6,000-square-foot Post Falls facility at 317 E. Seltice Way, and those operations will move to the new site. The nonprofit employs 14 people in Post Falls and expects to add another 10 to 15 positions with the new facility.

Separately in Spokane, Goodwill plans to open a new store in a former Albertsons set to be remodeled into a multitenant building, at 1617 W. Northwest Blvd