Hurley Development has a penchant for building in unique spots.
The Hurley Building was wedged in near railroad tracks in downtown Vancouver. The Hurley Tower II building will rise close by, squeezed into a triangular space between Interstate 5 and Columbia Street.
The next challenge: Perching an apartment building on top of an existing commercial building at 1600 Washington St. that currently houses the NW Furniture Bank and was formerly home to Bennett Paper & Supply.
Although there are no renderings for the project yet, owner Ryan Hurley said he plans “to meld the existing building into a much more modern and contemporary concept.”
“We’re trying to maintain the lower structure because it has a lot of character,” he said. “It has really solid bones.”
Hurley said that there aren’t many similar buildings in Vancouver, partly because it’s difficult to build.