Owner: Spencer Living Trust

Contractor: Empire Construction and Development, Bend

Architect: LB Engineering Inc.

Details: A 14,000-square-foot building, which will feature office space designed for small businesses, is rising in northeast Bend.

Kevin Spencer, owner of Empire Construction and Development, bought the property in February, according to Deschutes County records. A building permit valuing the project at $863,795, was issued July 21, according to the city of Bend.

Spencer, who also owns North Empire Storage Center and Kevin Spencer Masonry, said he expects the building to be finished by the beginning of December. It will have a flexible design, he added, with a mix of office and light-industrial spaces.

“They’re small spaces for businesses looking for small offices,” Spencer said.

Spencer added that multiple tenants had already signed on to the project. While Spencer declined to give the names of the firms involved, he said the building was approximately 30 percent leased.

The building is part of the most recent phase in the larger North Brinson Business Park, which contains 88 total lots.

— Stephen Hamway

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