Facility Site ID: 47615 Cleanup Site ID: 15436

  • Site Status

  • Awaiting Cleanup
  • Brownfield

  • This site has received funding as part of our Brownfields Program.
    Brownfields Public Funding: $95,000.00

Ecology Funds Investigation To Potentially Provide Affordable Housing

Street view of the Daybreak Youth Services property (credit: Google Maps)
Street view of the Daybreak Youth Services property (credit: Google Maps)
In 2021, Ecology awarded Spokane Housing Authority a planning grant through our Affordable Housing Grant Program to further investigate contamination at this site. The goal is to clean up the site so it can be developed into affordable housing.

The 1.8-acre property is on the north side of Interstate 90 just east of downtown Spokane.

Investigation Findings

The 2021 investigation confirmed metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons requiring cleanup are in soil. The contamination came from fill material that was used to level the property for building the existing warehouse there. The fill came from areas impacted by the Great Fire of 1889 that destroyed the City of Spokane’s downtown commercial district.

To clean up the site for residential development, contaminated soil should be excavated and disposed at an appropriate landfill and any that remains should be covered to prevent human contact. Area groundwater is not impacted.
Legal 1
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Early Notice Letter 7/15/2021 Early Notice Letter
Technical Reports 3
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Supplemental Phase II ESA, 960 E 3rd Ave 10/8/2021 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Phase I ESA, Daybreak Site 9/30/2021 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Initial Investigation Report Form 7/8/2021 Initial Investigation Report
There may be more documents related to this site. To obtain documents not available electronically, you will need to make a public records request.

Places to see print documents

  • Eastern Regional Office
    N 4601 Monroe St
    Spokane, 99205-1265
    Please schedule an appointment to view print documents at this location.

Contaminants 3

Contaminant Type
Surface Water
Metals - Metals - Other C
Non-Halogenated Organics - Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons C
Metals - Lead C
Confirmed Above Cleanup Levels
Below Cleanup Levels
This contaminant list was based on our best information at the time it was entered. It may not reflect current conditions at the site.